Module 7: Brain and Consciousness

our awareness of ourselves and our environment
cognitive neuroscience
interdisciplinary field that studies the links between brain activity and cognition
dual processing
the principle that information is often simultaneously processed on separate conscious and unconscious tracks
selective attention
the focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus
inattentional blindness
a perceptual error in which we fail to see visible objects when our attention is directed elsewhere
change blindness
occurs when we fail to notice changes in the environment