sensory overload


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overload

 [o´ver-lōd]
an excess over what is normal or needed.
iron overload an excess of iron in the body; see hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, and siderosis.
sensory overload a condition in which an individual receives an excessive or intolerable amount of sensory stimuli, as in a busy hospital or clinic or an intensive care unit; the effects of sensory overload are similar to those of sensory deprivation, including confusion and hallucination.

sensory overload

a condition in which an individual receives an excessive or intolerable amount of sensory stimuli, as in a busy hospital or clinic or an intensive care unit. The effects of sensory overload are similar to those of sensory deprivation, including confusion and hallucination.

sensory overload

A condition in which sensory stimuli are received at an excessive rate or intensity. Sensory overload can produce increases in heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, confusion, anxiety, mental distress, and/or erratic behavior.
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Tim is autistic, and says he just walks away when sensory overload gets too great.
Keeping the idea of restricting sensory overload in mind, tutors should be cognizant of the environment in which the tutoring session will take place.
Rutledge, a retired photojournalist, who has worked in 143 countries and all 50 states, used black and white shots in a Technicolor world in order to satisfy the senses without sending the viewer into sensory overload.
The first jump, (and probably the first 20 or so) induces sensory overload.
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It's a real treat to watch these amazing agile robots change form and go into combat, although the climactic battle is a little too fast and messy, leading to sensory overload.
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This is combined-arms combat, and it's a sensory overload.
In a world "of sensory overload, with too much noise and too much harsh light, gardens offer a certain silence, a quality of light, smell, texture and color.
The sensory overload that the person experiences often is intensified by the officer's command presence, shiny badge, radio, and firearm.
For societies seeking to cope with sensory overload, devices and innovations to reduce the sounds of modern life--and thus noise pollution--are good news indeed.
There is sensory overload, a passive spectator mentality and a feeling of helplessness to affect anything.