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  • Innate O Sleep
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    o Sensation - when energy is converted to neural impulses. o Psychophysics - study of relationship between sensation and what you perceive o Signal detection - theory developed about the response bias. o Elasticity of the lens - gets harder as you get older. Lens makes you focus. o Retina - most important part of the eye, multilayered tissue that is in the back of your eye which contains rods and (dark) cones (light). o Cones - color and light perception. o Fovea - area on the retina with ONLY c...
  • Slow Wave And Rem Sleep
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    The Neural Control of Slow-Wave and REM Sleep Although sleep involves most of the brain, the basal forebrain region is particularly important to slow-wave and REM sleep. S terman and Clemente found that electrical stimulation of this area produced drowsiness and the subjects of the study readily fell asleep. Evidence also suggests that the mechanisms involved in an animal's ability to regulate its own body temperature (thermo regulation) are closely related to those involved in sleep. There are ...
  • Rem Sleep
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    Journal article Using an academic search engine (Staffordshire university website), a link was found to web which contained many psychology journals on the topic of sleep and dreaming. Many journal articles were found, though the selected journal was 'Slow wave & REM sleep mentation' (Cicogna, Natale, Occhionero, Bosinelli 2000), previously used as assessment for the Internet journal assignment. Identifying hypothesis (10) The title is clear and straight to the point, highlighting the essential ...
  • Disorder Of Rem Sleep
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    4) SLEEP DISORDERS, SYMPTOMS, KNOWN CAUSES AND TREATMENTS. Sleep is something that every person needs. Without sleep a normal days task seem never ending. Your body suffers and you suffer even people who come in contact with you suffer too. Without sleep you can function normally. Your moods change changing your personality, changing how you perceive the world. The average adult needs eight hours of sound sleep each night. However most adults get between five and six hours, ' (Encarta 1998). Thi...
  • Sleep Stages Stage 1
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    Sleep Occurs in Four Stages During the sleep, homeostasis will fluctuate because sleep occurs on four stages (Davidmann 1998). The individual goes from awake to Stage 1, then to 2, 3 and finally 4. After spending about twenty minutes in Stage 4, individuals return to Stage 1 and progress back to Stage 4. The individual will continue to make these cycles throughout their sleep. Most individuals will experience about 4 to 5 cycles a night (Davidmann, 1998). During Stage 1 the individual will exper...
  • Lost Rem Sleep
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    Dustin Roster General Psychology Tue 10-11 Thur 9-11 States of Consciousness Consciousness In 1960 a man named W. Dement conducted a series of studies relating to sleep. His main goal was to understand and learn about the effects of dream deprivation. His tactics would soon be very useful in the quest of answering some very complex questions. He started out with the idea of observing infants while they were asleep, without realizing that he couldn't get no verbal feed back from a new born. He th...
  • Only Symptom Of Narcolepsy
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    Miranda was walking down the street and she came to a stoplight, it was red. While she was waiting, somehow she had fallen asleep standing up. This was not the first time for Miranda or others like her, Miranda suffered from a disorder called narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and affects more than 200,000 Americans, but can be helped with scheduled naps and drugs such as Provigil and Yohimbine. Those with Narcolepsy experience excessive daytime s...
  • Rem Sleep
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    Tuck in for a gourmet sleep Counting Sheep: The Science and Pleasure of Sleep and Dreams by Paul Martin 416 pp, HarperCollins Last frontiers are hard to find these days, but Paul Martin thinks he's found one: the pleasant land of counterpane, that which "knots up the raveled sleave of care", kip: the one third of all human experience that has not been turned into lifestyle. Sleep is not just not lifestyle, it is becoming a shrinking, disregarded nuisance, a stumbling block on the road to the 24/...
  • Rapid Rem Sleep Waves
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    REM sleep is currently known today as one of 6 stages of sleep. It is known as the last stage and the most active of the six. REM stands for (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. REM sleep is known to be responsible for the most abundant and most vivid dreams. REM sleep occupies a total 1/3 of your sleep on a normal sleeping pattern such as 8 hours a night. The rapid eye movements occuring during this sleep represent a mechanical recapitulation of some or all of the eye movements that the individual has m...
  • Rem Sleep Behavior Disorder
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    Sleep: A Dynamic Activity Until the 1950's, most people thought of sleep as a passive, dormant part of our daily lives. We now know that our brains are very active during sleep. Moreover, sleep affects our daily functioning and our physical and mental health in many ways that we are just beginning to understand. Nerve-signaling chemicals called neurotransmitters control whether we are asleep or awake by acting on different groups of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain. Neurons in the brainstem...

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