arousal level

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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During scanning, they also measured the skin's ability to conduct electricity - a measure of arousal level, and monitored the subjects' breathing patterns.
Unintentionally sounding like one of the cast from Carry On Carnoustie, he said: "She keeps a watch on my arousal level. You are likely to be over-aroused playing the Open, so I try to slow things down and stop myself from reacting too much.
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Current discussion on the effects of interaction on the Internet on emotion focuses mainly on how network interaction changes the valence of emotion and its arousal level (Fowler & Christakis, 2008; Garcia, Garas, & Schweitzer, 2012).
Another theory stems from the genetic breeding of some terriers to have a low arousal level and feisty attitude to seek and attack animals larger than them through illegal, blood sports (that are thankfully now illegal).
However, there is a gap in occupational therapy practice research that distinguishes whether inducing a positive mood with a calm arousal level as a preparatory task can enhance fine motor performance.
Activities for high arousal levels were larger than for either middle or low arousal levels (middle arousal level, p< .005; low arousal level, p< .007).
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concentration, imagery, arousal level, and decreasing worry and rumination (Williams, 2006).
Ed., OTR/L that uses vocabulary and concepts to help kids stay in the expected zone, or emotional state or arousal level. These visual cues are posted on the walls of the rooms as reminders to help stay self-regulated:
Further, as task difficulty increases so does arousal level (Reimer & Mehler, 2011), but it has yet to be determined how this process affects performance in consecutive activities and if it affects all individuals in the same way.