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Consciousness: Crash Course Psychology #8

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Consciousness: Crash Course Psychology #8

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What exactly is Consciousness? Well... that's kind of a gray area. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank gives you the basic ideas of what Consciousness is, how our attention works, and why we shouldn't text and drive... ever... no, really, NEVER!
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Table of Contents

Defining Consciousness 00:00:00
Neuroimaging 02:16:01
Dual Processing 03:45:18
Selective Attention 04:22:16
Selective Inattention 05:46:21
Change Blindness 06:12:08
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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream: Crash Course Psychology #9

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Why do we sleep? Well... that's a tricky question. More easily answered is the question,How do we sleep? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank discusses some of the ways our brain functions when sleeping and how it can malfunction as well.

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Table of Contents

Four Stages of Sleep 02:38
Why We Dream 04:28
Information Processing 08:13
Physiological Function 08:31
Cognitive Development 08:52
Neural Activity Models 09:04

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Altered States: Crash Course Psychology #10

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You may think you know all about hypnosis from the movies. Zoolander, The Manchurian Candidate, etc... but there's a whole lot more going on. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank tells us about some of the many altered states of consciousness, including hypnosis.

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Table of Contents

Hypnosis 0:00
Psychoactive Depressants 05:51
Non-Drug Induced Hallucinations 09:33

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Consciousness - Crash Course Psychology #8

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What is the difference between attention and consciousness? In this lecture Dr. Koch describes the scientific meaning of consciousness, journeys on the search .



Brief introduction to questions of consciousness, mind-body duality, attention, selective attention and subliminal perception.
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Cognition - How Your Mind Can Amaze and Betray You: Crash Course Psychology #15

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We used to think that the human brain was a lot like a computer; using logic to figure out complicated problems. It turns out, it's a lot more complex and, well, weird than that. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank discusses thinking & communication, solving problems, creating problems, and a few ideas about what our brains are doing up there.

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Table of Contents

Thinking & Communicating 01:39:16
Solving Problems 03:21:03
Creating Problems 05:46:06

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PSY1012 - States of Consciousness

Chapter 5 - State of Consciousness - Ms. Birmingham's Introduction to Psychology course - PSY1012

How We Make Memories: Crash Course Psychology #13

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Remember that guy from 300? What was his name? ARG!!! It turns out our brains make and recall memories in different ways. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks about the way we do it, what damaging that process can do to us, and that guy... with the face and six pack...

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Table of Contents
Encoding and Storing Memory 03:15:08
Implicit & Explicit Processing 04:46:03
Shallow & Deep Processing 07:27:03
Long-Term Storage 04:03:00

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Lec 8 | MIT 9.00SC Introduction to Psychology, Spring 2011

Lecture 8: Consciousness
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Psychology Consciousness and Sleep Stages

Introduction to Consciousness and brain waves and variations that occur during sleep

The Chemical Mind: Crash Course Psychology #3

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BAHHHHHH! Did I scare you? What exactly happens when we get scared? How does our brain make our body react? Just what are Neurotransmitters? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes us to the simplest part of the complex system of our brains and nervous systems; The Neuron.
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Meet Your Master - Getting to Know Your Brain: Crash Course Psychology #4

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In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, we get to meet the brain. Hank talks us through the Central Nervous System, the ancestral structures of the brain, the limbic system, and new structures of the brain. Plus, what does Phineas Gage have to do with all of this?
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Table of Contents:
Basics of the CNS 2:15
Basics of the Brain 5:03
Ancestral Structures of the Brain 5:37
Limbic System 7:31
New Structures of the Brain 8:32
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Levels of Consciousness (Intro Psych Tutorial #99)


In this video I describe different levels of consciousness that we have based on our level of access to different types of information. These include conscious, preconscious, subconscious/unconscious, and nonconscious levels of awareness.

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AP Psychology - Consciousness - Part 4 - Drug Addiction

Part 4 of review of key terms in consciousness in AP Psychology. We're looking specifically at drug addictions. 197-198

What Is Consciousness?

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Characteristics of Consciousness (Intro Psych Tutorial #100)


In this video I describe 4 characteristics of human consciousness. These include unity, intentionality, selectivity, and transience. The selectivity of our consciousness and our ability to filter out perceptions which are deemed irrelevant can be demonstrated in the Cocktail Party Phenomenon, dichotic listening tasks, and selective attention tasks involving change blindness and inattentional blindness.

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“Flicker” Change Blindness Demo


The Door Study (Simons and Levin)


Awareness Test (Simons and Chabris)
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Adolescence: Crash Course Psychology #20

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In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank has a look at that oh so troublesome time in everyone's life: Adolescence! He talks about identity, individuality, and The Breakfast Club.

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Table of Contents

Erikson's 8 Stages of
Progressive Psychosocial Development 02:08:00

Emerging Adulthood 03:41:00

Fluid & Crystalline Intelligence 06:53:00

Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease 08:10:00

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AP Psychology | Myers’ Unit 8A Part 1

Abe and Frank summarize the entirety of Unit 8A, Motivation, in Myers' Psychology for AP textbook. We cover the main points you should remember from the section with our usual blend of on-screen notes, in-person explanations, and humor---an AP Psychology review video. If you have any questions, or want us to go more in depth on any topic, drop a comment and we'll cover it!
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Lecture 11: Visual Attention and Consciousness

What is the difference between attention and consciousness? In this lecture Dr. Koch describes the scientific meaning of consciousness, journeys on the search for neural correlates of visual consciousness, and explores the possibility of consciousness in other beings and even non-biological structures. This full-length, undergraduate-level lecture is the eleventh of a 12-part series entitled Coding & Vision 101, produced by the Allen Institute for Brain Science as an educational resource for the community.

Psychological Research: Crash Course Psychology #2

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So how do we apply the scientific method to psychological research? Lots of ways, but today Hank talks about case studies, naturalistic observation, surveys and interviews, and experimentation. Also he covers different kinds of bias in experimentation and how research practices help us avoid them.
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Table of Contents

The Scientific Method 2:06
Case Studies 3:05
Naturalistic Observation 3:48
Surveys and Interviews 4:15
Experimentation 6:35
Proper Research Practices 8:40
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AP Psychology - Consciousness - Part 5 - Psychoactive Drugs

Part 5 of review of key terms associated with consciousness and AP Psychology. 198-207

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