responsiveness has definitions from the field of physiology
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[ noun ] (physiology) responsive to stimulation

Synonyms

reactivity

Used in print

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

Moreover , the responsiveness of the hypothalamus to nociceptive stimulation is greatly increased under these conditions .

It seems to follow that by_and_large an antagonism exists between the paleo - and the neocortex as_far_as emotional reactivity is concerned , and that the balance between the two systems determines the emotional responsiveness of the organism .

Related terms

sensitivity excitability

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[ noun ] the quality of being responsive; reacting quickly; as a quality of people, it involves responding with emotion to people and events

Related terms

unresponsiveness quality

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