emotional arousal


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n emotional arousal the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior
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  • Iris Murdoch
    “Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions.”
  • John B. S. Haldane
    John B. S. Haldane
    “In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.”


In literature:

The successful arousing of true love-emotion followed, and the unhappy days were gone.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
Divine emotion is not aroused alone by words from the pulpit or the silent walls of a house.
"The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair" by Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
In some such way as this are all of our emotions aroused.
"The Mind and Its Education" by George Herbert Betts
What is it that has aroused their emotions?
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
What emotions are aroused in us by its different modulations!
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Whatever emotions may have been aroused by this pictorial review of her child's life, Lois outwardly made no sign.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
The magazine can not prosper unless those present-day emotions are aroused and mirrored by thoroughly human characters.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
The attempt to imitate nature is to satisfy the emotions aroused in its contemplation.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
You see how easily their emotions are aroused.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
The emotion of anger is not always aroused in fighting, for sometimes there is a cold-blooded desire to damage the adversary.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth

In news:

The Internet shows our deep preference for emotional arousal over bare facts.
"Crash" savors -- or slavers over -- the emotional connection between car accidents and sexual arousal.
There are occasional elections where voters are not asked to decide very much as in last June's primary, where the presidential candidates had been determined beforehand and the propositions aroused few emotions.

In science:

The amygdala is thought to enhance long-term memory for emotionally arousing events by modulating memory formation and storage in the hippocampus and in neocortical areas.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
It was observed that associative memory for peripheral information was reduced by emotional arousal, regardless of the locus of the arousing event or the spatial location of the peripheral information relative to the item information.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
For temporal context, according to the paper, memory is influenced by changes in emotional arousal rather than absolute emotionality.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The main goal of original Yerkes-Dodson experiments was to examine to what extent motivation and emotion arousal have an influence on learning process and facilitate acquisition of habits which are needed for individual in solving everyday problems.
Simple Quantum Model of Learning Explains the Yerkes-Dodson Law in Psychology
The emotion state of an agent, quantified by the arousal and the valence, fluctuates in time due to events on the connected posts, and in the moments of agent’s action it is transferred to a selected post.
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks