Learning Objectives

6.1 Describe the purpose of attention in everyday life and identify its role in visual neglect and attention disorders.
6.2 Differentiate among the stages of sleep and explain the function of REM sleep and dreaming.
6.3 Compare the different types of psychoactive drugs and their effects on the brain and behavior.
6.4 Define hypnosis and describe the effects of hypnosis and meditation on consciousness.
6.5 For each of the major sections of the chapter, summarize how consciousness solves critical problems in the mind and behavior.