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Chapter 7

PSYC 1010 Chapter 7: Basic Consciousness ConceptsPremium


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 1010
Professor
Rebecca Jubis, Odette Weiss, Giulia Rinaldi
Chapter
7

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PSY
C1010Module7Basic
consciousness
concepts
consciousnessisour
subjectiveawarenessof
ourselves7ourenvironment
ithelps
us
cope 7prepare
for
the
future
itpromotes
survival
waystostudyconsciousness
cognitiveneuroscience isthe
study
ofthebrain'sactivity3how itislinkedwcognition
Chowwethink
perceive3process
memories
3language
expeople
who
may
be
paralyzed
may
still
display
brain
activityinthe
regions
of
thebrain
which
is
responsible
for
thebody
parts
they
were
asked
to
move
consciousawareness 3itslinktobrain
activity
may
stillbepresent
even ifbodily
movement
isnotpossible
selectiveattentionisthe
actoffocusingconsciousawarenesson
one
specific
stimuli
the
cocktail
party
effect
isour
abilitytofocuson one
voicein asea ofother
voices aparty
calling
someone'snameisalso averyeffectivewayofgetting
someone's
attention
our
fast
paceddistraction
filled
world
alsonurturesashort
attention
span
in
attentional
blindnessis
failing
to
see
visible
objects
when
our
attention
issomewhere
else
exfocusing
on
one
particular
thing
blocks
you
from
seeing
anything
else
in
attentional
deafness
canalso
occur
we arereally
good focusingononepart
ofourenvironment
ex pickpocketsuseourinattention
orblindness
againstusbydistracting
uswhile
they
stealour
money
change
blindnessis
failing
tonotice
changesintheenvironment aformofin
attentional
blindness
sometimes
even
veryobvious
changes
can
go
unnoticed
ex astudy
asked
participantstochoose
theirmostattractive
faceafter
they
hadchosen
researchersswitched
out
their
preferred
facewilladifferent
onepresenting
itto
the
participant
in an overwhelming
amountofcases
participants
didn't
even
knowthefaces
had
been
switched
7inmost
cases
wentindepth
about
why
theyhad a
chosenthatfaceinthefirstplace
changedeafness
can
also
occur
although
change
blindnessoccursmost
timevery
significant
changes
popout use 7
wecan't
help
but
noticethechange
dualprocessing thedual
trackmind
it issaid
thatourconsciousness3unconsciousnessformacollectivetwo
trackmind
whereareconscious
could
beobserving
somethingwhileourunconsciousisprocessing
things
thatare
totally
different
ourconsciousnessis said tobe the
highroad3our unconscious isthelowroad
dualprocessingisthe
principle
that
informationis
processed the
same
timein
both
the
conscious
be
unconscious
ex thebrainconvertsconsciousintounconscious
knowledge
blinds
lightis acondition
inwhichinapersoncanrespondto avisual
stimulus woutconsciously
experiencing it
ex ablind
woman
being
abletohold3put
cards
throughasloteven
though
she
couldn't
see
thisisexhibited
inuseasconsciously
weareonly
awareofone
eyes
fieldofvision atime
but we stillhaveblinds
light
1
blind
awarenesstotheotherlessdominant
eye
justlikeourconsciousnessour
visionis dualsighted
visionis agreatparallel
todual
mindedness
avisualperceptiontrack allows ustorecognize
things 7planfor thefuture
like theunconsciousness
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