MB 1 - Consciousness

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  • Created on: 01-05-18 16:51

1. Which of these facts about dreams is NOT true?

  • Hypnagogic state describes vivid images/hallucinations that occur during stage 3 and 4
  • Culture, experiences and concerns influence dreams to help prepare for our environment
  • Dreams occur in all stages of sleep
  • Dreams are not always abstract, often containing elements of reality
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2. Consciousness is a moment to moment awareness of ourselves and environment. Which of the following is a property of consciousness?

  • Public
  • Dynamic
  • Objective
  • Unrelated to attention

3. What are the Freudian levels of consciousness?

  • Controlled and automatic
  • Conscious and Unconscious
  • Conscious, Pre-conscious, Unconscious
  • Conscious, Sub-conscious, Unconscious

4. Which of these facts about sleep are true?

  • Insomnia, narcolepsy and REM sleep behaviour disorder are examples of sleep disorders
  • All of the above
  • Certain areas of the brain 'switch off' to allow sleep e.g. brain stem and basal forebrain
  • The purpose of sleep is to restore the bodies and consolidate memory, not due to evolutionary adaptation

5. What is the activation-synthesis theory of dreaming?

  • Dream allow wish fulfilment, release urges and have psychological meanings.
  • Dreams are a by-product of REM activity which the cerebral cortex organises
  • Describes dreaming whilst awake such as fantasy prone personalities and daydreams
  • Dreams help problem solving and reflect normal waking brain activity and behaviour


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