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Search Results for: emotion

Hypothalamic theory

Definition noun A theory on emotion formulated by Walter Cannon in 1929 which states that the diencephalon, consisting of... Read More

Feeling

Feeling 1. Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved; as, a feeling heart. 2. Expressive of great sensibility;... Read More

Affection

Affection 1. The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected. 2. An attribute; a quality or property; a... Read More

Consciousness and Behavior

States of Consciousness Defined either by (1) behavior - ranging from attentive and alert to coma and (2) electrical... Read More

Passions

passion 1. A suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain; any suffering or distress (as, a cardiac passion);... Read More

Sensibility

sensibility Origin: Cf. F. Sensibilite, LL. Sensibilitas. 1. (Science: physiology) The quality or state of being sensible,... Read More

Move

move 1. To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place... Read More

Burn

Burn 1. A hurt, injury, or effect caused by fire or excessive or intense heat. 2. The operation or result of burning or... Read More

Substitution

substitution 1. The act of putting one thing in the place of another, especially the chemical replacement of one element or... Read More

Psychiatry & Mental Disorders

The Definition of Mad When someone says 'mental disorder' many people associate it with madness. This is truly not the... Read More

Sensory Systems

A sensory system is a part of the nervous system consisting of sensory receptors that receive stimuli from the internal and... Read More

Apathy

Apathy (Science: psychology) The lack of feeling or emotion, indifference. Origin: gr.... Read More

Liveliness

Liveliness 1. The quality or state of being lively or animated; sprightliness; vivacity; animation; spirit; as, the... Read More

Detachment

Detachment 1. A voluntary or involuntary feeling or emotion that accompanies a sense of separation from normal associations... Read More

Pathogen

Definition noun, plural: pathogens An agent causing disease or illness to its host, such as an organism or infectious... Read More

Agony

Agony Origin: L. Agonia, gr, orig. A contest, fr., cf. F. Agonie. See Agon. 1. Violent contest or striving. The world is... Read More

Anger

Anger 1. Trouble; vexation; also, physical pain or smart of a sore, etc. I made the experiment, setting the moxa where . . .... Read More

Susceptibility

susceptibility Origin: Cf. F. Susceptibilite. 1. The state or quality of being susceptible; the capability of receiving... Read More

Excite

Excite 1. To call to activity in any way; to rouse to feeling; to kindle to passionate emotion; to stir up to combined or... Read More

Movement

movement 1. The act of moving; change of place or posture; transference, by any means, from one situation to another;... Read More

Straight

straight 1. Right, in a mathematical sense; passing from one point to another by the nearest course; direct; not deviating... Read More

Mechanical

mechanical 1. Pertaining to, governed by, or in accordance with, mechanics, or the laws of motion; pertaining to the... Read More

Possess

Definition verb (1) To occupy in person; to hold or actually have in one's own keeping; to have and to hold. Examples:... Read More

Native

native 1. One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or... Read More

Wild

wild 1. Living in a state of nature; inhabiting natural haunts, as the forest or open field; not familiar with, or not... Read More

Oxytocin – Of Love, Fear, and Anxiety

Oxytocin has long had a reputation of being the "love hormone". It engenders social bonding, attachment, intimacy, and... Read More