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Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A culture-bound syndrome originally reported in Malaysia but later also in Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Polynesia, Puerto Rico, and among the Navajo in North America,...

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dissociation theory

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A theory proposed in 1899 by the French psychologist and neurologist Pierre Janet (1859–1947) to explain automatism and in 1907 to explain hysteria. According to the theory, these disorders...

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epilepsy

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A disorder of cerebral function accompanied by recurrent seizures and sometimes loss of consciousness. The severity varies (grand mal, Jacksonian epilepsy, MERRF syndrome, myoclonic...

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functions of consciousness

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An account of the functions of consciousness would be a very nice thing to have. Unfortunately, there is little agreement about what the function(s) of consciousness are, or even about ...

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global workspace theory

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Global workspace theory (GWT) is a theoretical framework for conscious and unconscious brain events. GWT has only three basic constructs (Fig. G7). The first is a global workspace (GW),...

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hypnosis

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.

n. a sleeplike state, artificially induced in a person by a hypnotist, in which the mind is more than usually receptive to suggestion and memories of past events – apparently...

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knowledge, explicit vs implicit

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In the scientific study of mind a distinction is drawn between explicit knowledge— knowledge that can be elicited from a subject by suitable inquiry or prompting, can be brought to ...

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