Wakefulness

Wakefulness is a daily recurring brain state and state of consciousness in which an individual is conscious and engages in coherent cognitive and behavior responses to the external world such as communication, ambulation, nutritional ingestion and procreation. Being awake is the opposite of the state of being asleep in which most external inputs to the brain are excluded from neural processing.

Read more about Wakefulness:  Effects Upon The Brain, Maintenance By The Brain, As A State of Awareness

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Awake? (Zao Album) - Maintenance By The Brain
... a key role in the maintenance of the cortical activation that underlies wakefulness ... Several systems originating in this part of the brain control the shift from wakefulness into sleep and sleep into wakefulness ... distinct, but complementary roles in controlling wakefulness with orexin being more involved with wakeful behavior and histamine with cognition and activation ...
Hypnagogia - Definitions and Synonyms
... Hypnagogia the Unique State of Consciousness Between Wakefulness and Sleep ... "half-dream state", "pre-dream condition", "sleep onset dreams", dreamlets, and "wakefulness-sleep transition" state (WST) ... mental state of someone who is moving towards sleep or wakefulness but has not yet completed the transition ...
Segmented Sleep As A Historical Norm
... typically individuals slept in two distinct phases, bridged by an intervening period of wakefulness of approximately one hour ... The human circadian rhythm regulates the human sleep-wake cycle of wakefulness during the day and sleep at night ... of light sleep in the early afternoon and quiet wakefulness in the early morning ...
Orexin - Function - Wakefulness
... Orexin seems to promote wakefulness ... Orexin neurons strongly excite various brain nuclei with important roles in wakefulness including the dopamine, norepinephrine, histamine and acetylcholine systems and appear to play ... frequently and rapidly between sleep and wakefulness, these mice display many of the symptoms of narcolepsy ...
Wakefulness - As A State of Awareness
... Wakefulness is described by the American physician and meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn as a state of mindful awareness or mindfulness ... include the idea of antroposophy in which four modes of awareness are distinguished wakefulness (conferring with dhyana), dream (conferring with dharani), sleep (conferring ... life forces (pranas.) The mental states of wakefulness, Dhyanas, are corresponding to the Asanas, the commonsensical understanding of Yoga exercises, but specifically refers to ...