Talk:Introduction to psychology/Consciousness

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I am new to wikipedia, so I do not know much of the protocal when it comes to writing/editing articles, but it seems logical to include in this lesson explanations of sleep, hypnosis and the psychological effects of drugs.


I am currently in the process of copying my psychology notes on to wikipedia. Hopefully that will make sure that all the points that need to be covered are covered. My hope is, when I am done for this lesson, that I can go back and make the text move in more a lecture like tone, followed by citations from 3rd party sources. If anyone would like to elaborate on the points already mentioned or would like to add new content, I strongly encourage the user to do so. Blitzkrieg 02:27, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

In addition to content with "lecture like tone", would you be willing to include some "learn by doing" content? There are some great "experiments" that people can do in order to probe and study some interesting aspects of their conscious experiences. --JWSchmidt 02:58, 12 March 2007 (UTC)


Certainly. Your points are well taken, it just make take me until the end of this week to impliment such changes. Blitzkrieg 00:25, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
No rush. One of the most interesting "experiments" I ever did was spend a year keeping track of all my dreams. I wonder if we could set up a project to collect experiences of people who tried doing that. I found that with practice I became very good at remembering my dreams. --JWSchmidt 01:51, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
The dream journal is worth pursuing. I had a "dreamstorm" just now: could an instrument be invented that monitors your brain waves, determines when you're having an interesting dream, and wakes you up so you can write it down?Toydesigner 23:35, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
I did come away from my experience with keeping track of my dreams wishing I could ignore the boring dreams and just "focus" on the interesting ones. I'm not sure that there is a simple and detectable physiological indicator of which dreams a dreamer will find interesting. --JWSchmidt 01:32, 5 October 2007 (UTC)