Flashcards in Chapter 4 Deck (72)
awareness of everything that is goin around you and inside your head that help you organize your behavior
Define Waking Consciousness
When you are aware without interference
ex. of interference: drugged, drunk, hypnotized
Are you conscious while asleep?
What type of process is sleep?
define altered state of consciousness:
when there is a shift in quality or pattern of your mental activity
How many levels of consciousness is there?
all are present at the same time
Define conscious awareness:
everything that you are aware of around you.
What state are you in consciousness when you are focused on something?
anything that is stored in explicit memory
Define explicit memory:
how you understand language and all kinds of other stuff
things happening to your senses that are not important enough to be brought to your attention
What causes you to react to something not knowing what you are reacting to?
Cant get to on purpose
unavailable to your conscious
ex. is potty training
Why do we sleep?
Fix memory and nerves in REM
Fix physically in NREM
Define restorative theory.
sleep is necessary to the physical health of the body
Define Adaptive Theory:
sleep is a product of evolution
ex. we sleep at night to avoid going about when we cant see
Define circadian rhythm:
Circa means about
Diem means day
is a cycle that takes about a day to finish
The internal clock is____
Where is the suprachiasmatic nucleus located:
How is the pons involved in sleep?
mostly involved in the REM stage
signals thalamus, cerebrum, and motor neurons in spinal cord which causes dreams
Define sleep paralysis
when in REM sleep voluntary muscles are paralyzed
What does sleep deprivation cause?
It compromises performance
Define micro sleeps:
brief sidesteps into sleep lasting a few seconds.
Define NREM sleep
most restful kind of sleep
How many stages of NREM sleep is there
active stage of sleep
Sleep cycles last______
What do alpha waves represent in sleep:
stage of relaxation
What do theta waves represent in sleep:
indicates early stages of sleep