Flashcards in Consciousness Deck (14):
Refers to our level of awareness of our own existence, thoughts, feelings, and our environment.
Level 1: Conscious
Information that is currently the subject of attention.
Level 2: preconscious
Information that is not being attended to but could be attended to later.
Level 3: subconscious
Information that we are not aware of but exists and affects us.
Level 4: nonconscious
Body processed controlled by our mind that we do not attend to.
Level 5: unconscious
Cognitive activity outside our awareness.
Drugs can alter consciousness by increasing or blocking the effects of neurotransmitters.
A drug that mimics effects of neurotransmitters.
A drug that blocks neurotransmitters.
Caffeine, nicotine, amphetamines. Speed up the nervous system.
Alcohol, and barbiturates. These slow down the nervous system.
Narcotics. Relieve pain and produce euphoria.
LSD, and marijuana. Change perceptions of reality.