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Alertness

Definition of the noun alertness

What does alertness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alertnesses

  1. the process of paying close and continuous attention
  2. a state of readiness to respond
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of alertness: alerting
    • more generic word: arousal = a state of heightened physiological activity
  3. lively attentiveness

Alternative definition of the noun alertness

noun

  1. The quality of being alert or on the alert; briskness; nimbleness; activity.

Specialised definition of the noun alertness

Glossary of sports

attentiveness, so as to be able to respond quickly (Mark H. Anshel. 1991. Dictionary of the Sport and Exercise Sciences. Human Kinetics Books Champaign, Illinois)

the state of being alert and ready to respond to stimuli (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Explanation

Alertness is the state of active attention by high sensory awareness such as being watchful and prompt to meet danger or emergency, or being quick to perceive and act. It is related to psychology as well as to physiology. A lack of alertness is a symptom of a number of conditions, including narcolepsy, attention deficit disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, Addison's disease, or sleep deprivation. Pronounced lack of alertness can be graded as an altered level of consciousness.

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Google previewFoundations of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (2003)

by David A Harper

Entrepreneurial alertness is a kind of prior knowledge or foreknowledge. In this connection Kirzner is echoing the distinction...

Google previewMastering the World of Psychology (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alertness: Alertness is the state of active attention by high sensory awareness such as being watchful and prompt to...

Google previewIntroduction to Psychology (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alertness: Alertness is the state of active attention by high sensory awareness such as being watchful and prompt to meet danger or emergency, or being quick to perceive and act. It is related to psychology as well as to physiology. A lack of ...

Google previewBiological Psychology (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alertness is the state of active attention by high sensory awareness such as being watchful and prompt to meet danger or emergency, or being quick to perceive and act. It is related to psychology as well as to physiology. A lack of alertness is a ...

Google previewPsychology (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alertness: Alertness is the state of active attention by high sensory awareness such as being watchful and prompt to meet...

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics (2015)

by Peter J. Boettke, Christopher J. Coyne

While alertness is a human capacity, it is not a resource; that is, it is not something that can be deployed in order to discover opportunities. It is the result of one's...

Alertness is the motor of the entrepreneurial function. As Kirzner puts it, “We ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Mental Health Concepts and Techniques for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alertness: Alertness is the state of paying close and continuous attention...

Google previewSocial Entrepreneurship, An Evidence-Based Approach to Creating Social Value (2015)

Sociology, Sociology by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alertness: Alertness is the state of active attention by high sensory awareness such as being watchful and prompt to meet...

Google previewCognition (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alertness is the state of active attention by high sensory awareness such as being watchful and prompt to meet danger or emergency, or being quick to perceive and act. It is related to psychology as well as to physiology. A lack of alertness is a ...

Google previewPsychology, Themes and Variations, Briefer Version (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alertness: Alertness is the state of active attention by high sensory awareness such as being watchful and prompt to...

Google previewMindful Discipline (2014)

A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by Shauna Shapiro, Chris White

Thisrelaxed alertness is the kind of attention thatis essential to mindfulness. Mindful attention isalso deep andpenetrating; as BhikuBodhi notes, “[W]hereas a mind without mindfulness 'floats' onthesurface of its object the way a gourd floats on ...

Google previewIssues in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling: 2011 Edition (2012)

Alertness is a nonselective attention component that refers to a state of general readiness that improves ...

Google previewTonic for Great Life (2013)

Are you ready for the Leap? by Kiran Kurwade

The Master said, “Now you are ready, let us start learning sword fight” Thus, Alertness is a basic requirement. Once you achieve total alertness, watchfulness, and self-awareness, then you can learn anything in totality. When we start hearing ...

Google previewMayo Clinic Analgesic Pathway (2006)

Peripheral Nerve Blockade for Major Orthopedic Surgery and Procedural Training Manual by Robert L. Lennon, Terese T. Horlocker

patient alertness is the patient's ability to describe subtle motor responses during neural stimulation at a current below that required for visualization by the proceduralist; lower stimulating currents are perceived as more comfortable. Patients ...

Google previewA Practical Guide to Head Injury Rehabilitation (1994)

A Focus on Postacute Residential Treatment by Michael D. Wesolowski, Arnie H. Zencius

further define attention to include three components: alertness, vigilance/capacity, and selection. Alertness is the readiness of an individual to respond to information. Vigilance or capacity refers to the degree of mental ...

Google previewThreat Awareness

It has been stated by many professionals who deal with issues of self-defense training, and activities that require a keen sense of situational awareness, that mental alertness is the most important component of what they refer to as force ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

Alertness is an awake state, usually with the eyes open. Wakefulness is associated with neuronal activity in the ascending reticular activating system ( ARAS) and the posterior hypothalamus. To become awakened/aroused from sleep Table 1 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Work-Related Illnesses, Injuries, and Health Issues (2009)

by Ada P. Kahn

Alertness and mental capability seems to be most available to us when we follow our internal clocks. Most people's “clocks” are synchronized to the Sun's 24-hour cycle. For example, sunrise means waking and working, while sundown means ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Psychological Assessment (2002)

by Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros

Alertness (b) Selectivity (c) Information processing capacity Memory (a) Short term memory (b) Working memory (c) Long term memory (d) Orientation (e) Dementia ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Three-Volume Set, 1- 3 (2010)

The ability to 'sustain alertness' during a task has been found to be impaired in frontal damage, especially when the lesion concerns the superomesial region with a prominence in the right 24 and 32 Brodmann's areas. These regions are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Adolescence (2011)

by B. Bradford Brown, Mitchell J. Prinstein

If an alarm clock is required to wake up, if it is difficult to get out of bed or if daytime alertness is impaired, then move the bedtime earlier by 15 min for the next week. Continue adding 15 min until able to rise without an alarm clock and maintain ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neuropsychology (2012)

by Diana M. Goodwin

ATTENTION: ability to attend to a specific stimulus without being distracted by extraneous environmental stimuli; screens out irrelevant stimuli; contrasted to alertness in which the person can respond to any stimuli; attention presupposes ...

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