Use the internet, library resources, your textbook, and other resources to find information on the structure and function for consciousness, circadian rhythms, mediation, hypnosis, and the effects of psychoactive drugs on consciousness. Document your findings.
Write a 2-3 page paper summarizing your findings. Write a paper that includes the following:
What is consciousness?
Describe a disruption you have experienced in your circadian rhythm? How did this disruption affect your body and mind? What are other types of symptoms your body could have experienced?
Describe the effects of meditation and hypnosis on the body and mind. Would you recommend these techniques to friend with an Anxiety disorder? Why or why?
How do opiates, depressants, and stimulants affect the brain’s neurotransmitter system? What argument would you make to a teenager encouraging them not to use these drugs?