states of consciousness

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psychology states of consciousness, test date 11/17
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  1. periods of lost awarenss suffered by someone who hasnt slept for 100 hours
    microsleep
  2. lasts 10 minutes, easily awaken
    body twitches
    state one
  3. brain wave most prevalent during stage one,
    light sleep brain waves
    alpha waves
  4. lasts twenty minutes,
    alpha waves dissapear and are replaced by bursts of brain activity
    stage two
  5. spikes or bursts of brain activity
    spindles
  6. body temp drops, heart rate slows breathing slows
    awareness decreases
    delta waves replace spindles
    stage three
  7. delta waves are most prominant
    difficult to awaken
    sleep walking, talking, bed wetting
    stage four
  8. deep sleep waves
    delta
  9. active sleep; brain waves resemble when awake
    everything excellarates, hormones secreted
    DREAMS occur!
    REM, rapid eye movement
  10. not enough rem sleep
    rem deprivation
  11. with each cycle time spent in rem increases
    when really tired drops into rem and stays there
    rem rebound
  12. the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep
    insomnia
  13. natural hormone secreted to make you sleepy
    melatonin
  14. a hormone, found in milk, that is secreted as a precurser for sleep
    seratonin
  15. a sleep inducing chemical found in turkey
    tryptophan
  16. dreams that go bad, during REM
    nightmares
  17. panick attack during stage three or four
    no imagry
    night terrors
  18. internal clock
    circadian clock
  19. dreams represent hidden wishes, desires, and fears
    psychological meaning of dreams; freud
  20. physiological meaning of dreams; brain is stimulated by bursts of electric discharge at random places in the brain. we try to make sense of them by creating a story line
    activation synthesis theory; mccarly and hobson
  21. dreams are both psychological and physiological
    middle ground theory
  22. being able to control our dreams
    lucid dreaming
  23. when dreams are like a slideshow of pictures
    3-4 years old
  24. when dreams become like a movie
    5-6 years old
  25. when we first become a character in our dream
    7-8 years old
  26. normal dreaming begins
    8-9 years old
  27. the actual stuff and plotline of the dream
    manifest content
  28. your analysis of the dream, its hidden message
    latent content
  29. an imagry stage of 'sleeping' before stage one
    hypnogogic stage
  30. sleeping dissorders
    dysomnia
  31. violently acting out our dreams
    rem behavior disorder
  32. brain waves while awak
    beta
  33. brain waves while in hypnosis or meditation
    theta
  34. too much sleep!
    hypersomnia
  35. sleep paralysis; during rem chemicals are released to paralyze our mucles, somethimes these chemecles linger
    cataplexy
  36. leg TWITCHES
    nocturnal myoclonis
  37. "sleep attacks" falling directly into rem at a given time
    narcolepsy
  38. the founding fathers of hypnosis
    mesmer, james braid
  39. psychological need of a drug, you think you need it to function
    habituation
    dependence
  40. physiological need of a drug, the body craves it
    addiction
  41. unplesant physiological symptoms of the body craving a drug
    withdrawls
  42. you become more and more used to the effects of a drug and will need a higher and higher dossage to aquire the same effect
    tolerance
  43. slow, focused awareness that allow vollunary acts, solving problems and communication
    conscious process
  44. a rapid performance of familiar tasks
    unconscious processing
  45. rem is also called
    active sleep, paradoxical sleep
  46. stop breathing in sleep and awake snorting for air.
    more prominant in obese people
    sleep apnea
  47. the purpose of dreaming is?
    satisfy our wishies, file memories, develop neural pathways, make sense of neural static, development
  48. turning ones attantion inward to imagine stimulus that dont exist
    hypnosis
  49. suggestions given under hypnosis that are to be caried out when the subject is in a normal state of consciousness
    posthypnotic suggestions
  50. a split in different levels of consciousness that allows behaviors and thoughts to occur at the same time
    dissociation
  51. distraction and relaxation diminish a stimulus, such as pain
    selective attention
  52. hypnotic effect depends on how much the subject allows the hypnotist to direct their actions
    Barber
  53. dissasociated consciousness is in everyday mindsplits; multitask
    Hilgard
  54. drugs that calm neural activivty and slow body funtions
    alcohol, heroin, morphine
    depressant
  55. drugs that temporarily excite neural activity and arouses body functions
    caffeen, nicotine, cocain, ecstasy
    stimulant
  56. drugs that distort perceptions and evoke sensory images in absense of sensory input
    ecstasy, LSD, pot
    hallucinogens
  57. recording, analyzing and feeding back information about subtle physiological states, uses expensive machinery
    biofeedback

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