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human consciousness
our awareness of the world and ourselves
the conscious part of our brain is in the _________.
cerebral cortex
normally we are aware of only a ______ portion of the world around us
at the end of the 19th century __________ _______ explained the conscious thoughts of subjects.
wilhelm wundt
_____ _____, an american psychologist, carried on the work of the German Psychologist.
Edward Tichner
The type of psychologist is known as ________.
In the 1920's _______ _____ believed that consciousness was a scientific worthless process.
john watson
his brand of psychology became known as ________.
______ ___________ thought of consciousness as essential to adapting to the environment.
William James
________ has limited capacity. it acts as a selective filter.
__________ reveal a unique feature of the mind in that it creates private realities.
Sleep helps us to ________ stimulation.
In 1937, an important discovery was made about sleep. it was found that the brain is far more _______ than previously thought.
a device to measure brain waves during sleep is called _____.
rapid eye movement is known as _______.
during rapid eye movement which occurs every ____ min. the subject is usually _____.
We typically have ___ or ___ dreams per night.
It was ______ ______ who put dreams on a unique psychological pedestal.
Sigmund Freud
He (the guy that put it on a pedestal) tried to unearth the symbolic representation of dreams. Dreams reveal unconscious _______ and _____ which often are _____.
desires; fears; sexual
Robert McCarley and Jay Hobson discovered the _____ ______ ______ which states that dreams begin with random bursts of electrical impulses.
activation synthesis theory
During the dream the part of the brain called the _____ sends electrical charges to the ______.
pons; forebrain
When we are first born, about ___ of the time is spent in dream sleep.
Dr. Steven LaBerge, of Stanford, says that the realtionships of _____ are the mind itself.
____ _____ is a dream whereby you know that you are dreaming.
Lucid dreaming
Changing the direction of a dream is highly controversial but its purpose is to:
face it which subconciously solve the problem