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Wakefulness

An individual's degree of alertness

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Awareness

Monitoring of information from the environment and/ or ones own thoughts

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Vegetative state

Wakefulness without awareness

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Moderate consciousness

Info is potentially accessible but not available

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Flow

State of involvement during which one loses of time and/ or may forget where they are

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Mindfulness

Heightened awareness of the present moment

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Selective attention

Ability to focus awareness on specific features in the environment while ignoring others
-cocktail party effect
-in-attentional blindness

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Sustained attention

Ability to maintain focused awareness on a target or idea

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Multitasking

Rapid switching from one task to another

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Meditation

Mindfulness meditation
-practice used to calm the mind, stabilize concentration, focus attention, and enhance awareness of present moment

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4 stages of sleep brain waves

1st- theta waves
2nd-theta waves, sleep spindles, k-complexes
3rd-theta and delta,sleep spindles,!k-complexes
4th-delta waves only

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Depressants

Slow down CNS

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Stimulants

Activates nervous system

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Hallucinogens

Distort perception of reality

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Consciousness

Awareness of ones surrounding an of what's in ones mind at a given moment
-includes aspects of Bing awake and aware