Chapter 7. States of Consciousness. Our awareness of ourselves and our environment. consciousness. One who has a vivid imagination and spends an unusual amount of time fantasizing. fantasy-prone personality.
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States of Consciousness
Periodic fluctuations in our bodies’ physiological states, including annual variations in appetite, 90-minute sleep cycles, and circadian rhythms.
The sleep stage in which the brain and eyes are active, the muscles are relaxed, and vivid dreaming occurs; also known as paradoxical sleep.
A sleep disorder in which the person ceases breathing while asleep, briefly arouses to gasp for air, falls back asleep, and repeats this cycle throughout the night.
A social interaction in which one person suggests to another that certain perceptions, feelings, thoughts, or behaviors will spontaneously occur.
Chemical substances that alter mood and perception. They work by affecting or mimicking the activity of neurotransmitters. (Includes stimulants, depressants, and hallucinogens.)
The diminishing of a psychoactive drug’s effect that occurs with repeated use and the need for progressively larger doses in order to produce the same effect.
A powerful hallucinogen capable of producing vivid false perceptions and disorganization of thought processes. Produces its unpredictable effects partially because it blocks the action of the neurotransmitter serotonin.