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consciousness

awareness of ourselves and our environment

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spontaneous states of consciousness

daydreaming, drowsiness

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physiologically induced states of consciousness

hallucination, orgasm, food starvation

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psychologically induced states of consciousness

sensory deprivation, hypnosis

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cognitive neuroscience

interdisciplinary study of brain activity/mental process

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dual processing

principle that info is simultaneously processed on separate conscious and unconscious tracks

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blindsight

person can respond to visual stimuli without consciously experiencing it

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parallel-processing

processing many aspects of a problem simultaneously

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selective attention

focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus

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inattentional blindness

failing to see visible object when our attention is focused elsewhere

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change blindness

failure to notice change in environment

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cocktail party effect

ability to attend to one voice among many

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popout phenomenon

noticing a distinct change