AUTOMATIC ACTIVATION

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refers to the involuntary processing of stimuli in preparation for associated responses. This activation tends to occur more rapidly than that resulting from an intention.

AUTOMATIC ACTIVATION: "Automatic activation of the central nervous system in response to stimuli that has been processed outside of awareness prepares the body to flee if necessary."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "AUTOMATIC ACTIVATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/automatic-activation/ (accessed December 1, 2021).

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