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Psychology Ch 3

TermDefinition
Consciousness our awareness of our-self and the environment
Cognitive Neuroscience study of brain activity and cognition
Dual Processing information simultaneously processed on different consciousness tracks
Selective Attention focusing intensely on a specific thing and disregarding the rest
Inattentional Blindness not seeing visible objects because of something that is taking full attention
Change Blindness not noticing a change in the environment
Circadian Rhythm biological clock that works by temperature on a 24 hour cycle
REM Sleep paradoxical sleep that practically paralyzes muscles and has vivid dreams that are mainly negative
Alpha Waves slow brain waves that are relaxed, but in an awake state
Sleep reversible loss of consciousness that helps restore the body the prepare for the future and protect from danger
Hallucinations seeing things that aren't there
Insomnia constant trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
Narcolepsy sleep disorder in which there are random lapses into REM sleep and there are uncontrollable sleep attacks
Sleep Apnea loss of breathing during deep sleep which is snoring and poses repeated awakenings
Night Terrors night arousal which is mostly occurring in children during stage 4 sleep when there are terrified for no reason
Dream visualizing during sleep
Manifest Content Freud's theory when dreams surface meaning
Latent Content Freud's theory in which dreams have deep meanings
REM Rebound REM sleep debt then sleeping like a baby to recover
Hypnosis suggestions that are intensely visualized in a state of consciousness
Posthypnotic Suggestion Suggestion during hypnosis that lasts after the person is unhypnotized
Dissossication split in consciousness that allows simultaneous thoughts and behaviors
Psychoactive Drug chemical substance that affects mood
Tolerence getting used to a drug and needing more to get a feeling again
Withdrawal symptoms after stopping drug use and it is discomforting and distressful
Physical Dependence body's need for a drug
Psychological Dependence mind needing a drug
Addiction needing a drug physically and psychologically
Depressants slows neural activity and body functions and includes alcohol, opiates, and barbituates
Barbituates depress central nervous system by reducing anxiety and impairs judgement and memory
Opiates morphine, heroine, and they depress neural activity by lessening pain and anxiety
Stimulants caffeine, nicotine, amphetamines, cocaine, ecstasy, excites neural activity and speeds body functions
Delta Waves large, slow brain waves in deep sleep
Amphetamines stimulates neural activity by speeding body functions and giving energy and mood changes
Metamphetamine extremely addictive and it excites the central nervous system by speeding body functions, but it reduces baseline dopamine levels
Ecstasy (MDMA) mild hallucinogen that produces euphoria. it is a harm to serotonin and mood and cognition
Hallucinogens distorts vision by having an absence of sensory input
LSD powerful hallucinogen
Near-Death Experience altered state of consciousness that is close to death and similar to hallucinogens and a feeling of resurrection
THC main ingredient in marijuana and is a mild hallucinogen
Sleep Stages stage 1 is relaxed. stage 2 is light, stage 3 is deep sleep, stage 4 is deep sleep,and stage 5 is REM sleep
Created by: angelchocolate