Create an account
how did removing certin brain tissue in cats affect muscle movements during dreming?
cats acted out their dreams
the study removing tissue from cats brain tissue showed
there is a center in the brain that keeps us from acting out our dreams
after 100 hrs of sleep deprivation
begin to act mentally ill
have symptoms of parinoid schitzopherana
delusions-falty thinking process
delusions of persecution-think ppl are out to get you
delusions of grand dor- ppl believe they are someone their not, usuall some one important
people are more likely to report dreaming?
if you awaken them during REM, they can probably tell you what they were dreaming of
How are dreams at the beginning of the night?
dull and trivial
relate to things you did during the day
How are dreams as the night progresses?
dreams become more unusual, vivid, colorful, storylike
and easy to remember
what can happen during lucid dreaming?
may beable to reconize your dreaming
may be able to take complete control of your dreams
what is a drug?
and chemical substance which when taken in relatively small amounts, significally increase or decrease cellular activities somewhere in your body
what do drugs often affect and how?
the speed of neural firing, either slwing or speeding up neural firing
autonomic nervous system
part of you nervous system that controls automatic, involuntary activities such as breathing, heart beat, and digestion
a seere mental illness involving delusions, hallucinations, faulty thinking and the idea that people are out to get you
what are tranquilizers?
drugs that help people relax and become less afraid of things
not as strong as brbiturates
valuim most common tranquilizer
how safe is asprin?
given to sick kids can cause mental illness
20% of all deaths by poisening are cause by asprin
narcotic drug derrived from the opium poppy
powerful pain killing drug
used for centuries
how do morphine and other opiates affect endorphins?
the brain reconizes the opiates are there to fight pain
brain cuts back production of endorphins
endorphin levels drop and take 2-3 weeks to get back to normal
left with the reduced ability to produce endorphins-positive feed back loop.
stops the production of endorphins
sometimes used medically in a persons last hours
why was herion developed?
was origanilly developed in the belief that it would be a safe- non addicting substitute to morphine
what is cocaine?
a local anestic made from the leaves of a coca plant, that kills pain by inhibiting neural transmission in the area injected or put
how dangerous is PCP?
accounts for 1/2 of all admissions to mental hospitals for drug related problems
doesnt make you super strong, just makes you not realize your pain
convolusions,rage,uncontrolable, coma,, and death
stage 1 REM sleep
rapid eye movement
brain shows beta waves
where most dreaming occurs
also known as paradoxical sleep
charistics of first sleep cycle
only stage with 0
shortest REM period lasting 8-15 min
longest stage 4 of night
how do your eyes move during REM sleep?
in short burst lasting a few seconds to a couple of minutes
can be up to 2-5 mins b/t burst
which hemisphere control dreams mostly?
right b/c the right is the emotional side and most dreams have emotional content and low verbal content
how do they know for sure that the right hemisphere controls dreaming?
right side is more electrically active during dreaming
what happens to voluntary muscels during REM sleep? and y?
they become paralized as a built in safty device so you dont act out your dreams
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together