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Hypnosis

A social interaction in which one person responds to another person's suggestions

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Posthypnotic suggestion

Made during hypnosis to be carried out after the subject is no longer hypnotized

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Dissociation

A split in consciousness which allows some thoughts and behaviors to occur simultaneously with others

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Circadian rhythm

The biological clock

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Consciousness

Our awareness of ourselves and our environment

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REM sleep

Rapid eye movement sleep

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Alpha waves

The relatively slow brain waves of a relaxed, awake state

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Sleep

Periodic natural loss of consciousness

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Hallucinations

False sensory experiences such as seeing something in the absence of an external visual stimulus

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Delta waves

The large, slow brain waves associated with deep sleep

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NREM sleep

Non rapid eye movement sleep; encompasses all sleep stages except for REM sleep

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Suprachiasmatic nucleus

A pair of cell clusters in the hypothalamus that controls circadian rhythm

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Insomnia

Recurring problems in falling or staying asleep

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Narcolepsy

A sleep disorder characterized by uncontrollable sleep attacks

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Sleep apnea

Temporary cessations of breathing during sleep and repeated momentary awakenings

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Night terrors

High arousal and an appearance of being terrified are seldom remembered

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Dream

Sequence of images emotions and thoughts passing through a sleeping person's mind

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Manifest content

The remembered storyline of a dream

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Latent content

The underlying meaning of a dream

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REM rebound

The tendency for REM sleep to undreamed following REM sleep deprivation