Ch. 05 Consciousness

What is the definition of “consciousness”?

Name and describe the four basic properties of consciousness.

Are people able to divide their attention (i.e., multitask)? Understand the research on driving while using a phone. Also see page 95.

What is the “circadian rhythm”?

What are the 5 stages of sleep & what is the brain doing during each stage?

How does sleep deprivation affect people? (Hint: Think of memory, illness, mood, injury.)

Can you describe these sleep disorders: insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, night terrors.

What are the 4 explanations for why we dream? What is the evidence/support for each explanation?

What is REM rebound?

What are the negative effects of alcohol, marijuana, and caffeine?