arousal level

arousal level

the state of sensory stimulation needed to induce active wakefulness in a sleeping infant. Arousal levels range from deep sleep to drowsy state.

arousal level

An individual's degree of alertness or responsiveness to stimuli. The level of arousal is important in testing a newborn's behavior. These levels are deep sleep; sleep with rapid eye movements; drowsy state; a quiet, alert state; an awake and active state; and a state of active, intense crying. The infant is capable of the most responsive and complex interactions with the environment in the quiet and alert states.
See: psychomotor and physical development of infant
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Perhaps the movement increases their arousal level, which leads to better attention.
OTR/L that uses vocabulary and concepts to help kids stay in the expected zone, or emotional state or arousal level.
And then they start to show that behavior whenever their anxiety level or arousal level is high enough, regardless of the situation.
Our results suggest that chewing induced an increase in the arousal level and alertness in addition to an effect on motor control and, as a consequence, these effects could lead to improvements in cognitive performance," said the researchers from the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Japan, and other centres.
Nagumo, "Evaluation of the arousal level in motorcar driving using skin potential level I: Changes in skin potential level under various driving conditions", The Japanese journal of ergonomics, 23(2), 103-110, 1987/04.
Feelings of contentment or depression, for example, occur with low levels of arousal, and emotions differ not only in arousal level but also in affect valence (see Russell, 1980).
Experimental evidence indicates that this central, uniform lighting increases the arousal level of the space, which seems to be preferred for a working environment.
Behavior changes in dementia patients at the end of life may be signs of distress, so be sure that staff members know to report any differences, such as hallucinations, changes in arousal level, or mood, or striking out in discomfort or distress.
In the proposed cross-modal computation, SPL contributes to computing a threshold [tau], which segregates high arousal level from low arousal level.
Task difficulty is considered important in the determination of the optimal arousal level (Denenberg and Karas, 1960; Anderson, 1994, Wickens and Hollands, 2000), where difficult tasks have a lower optimum arousal level than easy tasks.
It could be that the participants' arousal level increases on each trial when a calm picture is shown, right up until a trial with an activating picture appears, whereupon the arousal level returns to baseline, increases again on each trial following a calm picture until a new activating picture is shown, and so forth.
Arousal level was lowest in yoga, and follow-up comparison revealed that arousal during yoga was significantly lower than walking (ES = .