GATING By N., Sam M.S. - 66 the blocking or inhibiting of a set of stimuli in a sensory channel when your attention is focused on another set. Also called sensory gating. GATING: "Gating happens when there are more than one set of stimuli." Related Psychology Terms ATARACTIC (Atanndc) RETICULAR FORMATION (Reticular Activating System, RAS) STIMULUS (literally “goad”) CEREBRAL CORTEX BRAIN WAVES (Electroencephalogram, EEG) SPECIFIC ENERGIES CHILD PSYCHIATRY REACTION TIME (Response Latency) HABIT CALCIUM CHANNEL Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GATING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gating/ (accessed August 14, 2022).