emotional arousal

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Noun1.emotional arousal - the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior
arousal - a state of heightened physiological activity
angriness, anger - the state of being angry
excitation, fervour, inflammation, excitement, fervor - the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"
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Effects of emotional arousal in the cerebral hemispheres: a study of oscillatory brain activity and event-related potentials.
From biological perspective, emotion can be observed in the mechanisms of the central nervous system CNS and it observed to be associated with changes of the emotional arousal.
Then, the researchers played tones in the range of the two frequencies and gauged participants' expectations of shock by self-report and data on skin responses that indicate emotional arousal.
Furthermore, the perception of emotional arousal increases when matched information between sensory channels is presented.
Emotional arousal induces a sweat reaction, which is particularly prevalent at the surface of the hands and fingers and the soles of the feet.
One group was first shown images that evoked emotional arousal, and then, 10 to 30 minutes later, the other set of ordinary, emotion-neutral images.
Indexes will be defined for the following cognitive and emotional aspects: Stress level, Attentional focus, Workload level, Emotional arousal, Startle effect.
However, it must be kept in mind that utilising electronic devices for the sake of checking your work e-mails or social network accounts before snoozing may lead to sleep disturbances as a result of emotional arousal," explained Christian Benedict, Associate Professor at Uppsala University.
The FSQ-28 questionnaire allows for the diagnosis of sexual disorders within the particular stages of a woman's sexual reaction (desire, sensation of arousal, lubrication, emotional arousal, orgasm) and the dysfunctions associated with pain, foreplay (enjoyment), and relations with one's partner.
Snacking and emotional arousal are related in 3- to 6-year-olds.
Telephone follow-up and answering patients' questions about the programme were compatible with the intention of gradual increase in the intensity of the rehabilitation process; verbal persuasion in order to reinforce training and to make sure that both the patients and researchers had carried out the advised activities; vicarious experiences for considering the researcher as a successful model of performing exercise and respiratory practices; and emotional arousal through providing instruction about stress reduction methods, dyspnoea management strategy, and effective coughing.
He cites the infamous Basic Instinct movie scene where Sharon Stone gives detectives an eyeful during questioning, and explains: "That's a form of manipulation, using sexual or emotional arousal to distract the interviewer.