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Consciousness

Awareness of yourself and environment

Being awake

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Pseudoscientific claim

Assertion that looks to be scientific but is not really based on science

Fortune cookies

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Biological rhythms

Periodic physiological fluctuations

Body temperature change, blood pressure change

3

Circadian rhythms

Occur approximately every 24 hours

Shower, sleep

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Ultradian rhythms

Occur more than once every day

Eating

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Infradian rhythms

Occur once a month or season

Bear hibernation

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Melatonin

Hormone that regulates the sleep wake cycle

When you wake up, melatonin levels drop

7

Electroencephalograph

Machine that collects brain wave measurements

Like earthquake

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Spindles

Brain wave bursts characterize stage 2

During an earthquake one big wave and then another later on

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Delta sleep

Large slow brain waves

Like out in the ocean

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N-REM sleep

Period of sleep in which stages 1 through 4 occur

Overall name, moving around but not eyes

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REM sleep

Reoccurring sleep stage where vivid dreams commonly occur

Like when a dog is running while asleep

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Insomnia

Recurring problems in falling or staying asleep

Like worry or anticipation

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Sleep apnea

Sleep disorder which causes temporary halt in breathing during sleep

Forgetting to breathe

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Narcolepsy

Uncontrollable sleep attacks

Freezing in place because of fear

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Somnambulism

Sleepwalking

A person walking or moving in sleep

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Night terrors

High arousal and the appearance of being terrified

Happened to brother

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Hypnosis

Interaction between hypnotist and person in which the person does what is told by the hypnotist

Hypnotist telling person to raise hand and the person does raise their hand

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Social influence theory

Powerful social influences can produce a state of hypnosis

Someone saying something and all of a sudden feeling differently.

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Divided consciousness theory

Able to divide consciousness to some extent

Running on trail and deep in thought and not noticing anything or distance and not tripping or running into trees

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Hypnotic induction

Process hypnotist creates state of hypnosis

Requires only hypnotist a voice

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Post hypnotic suggestion

Suggestion made during hypnosis session

Can help with smoking or drugs

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Posthypnotic amnesia

Inability to remember anything because the hypnotist says so

Like after a person is done