SENSORY OVERLOAD By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 a state where our senses are overwhelmed by stimuli where a person is unable to process and respond to all of them. See communication overload; information overload; stimulus overload. SENSORY OVERLOAD: "A sensory overload overwhelms our senses." Related Psychology Terms ATTENTION OVERLOAD ROLE OVERLOAD TARGET STIMULUS STIMULUS FILTERING ERIKSEN FLANKERS TASK ATTENTION STOCKING ANESTHESIA FEATURE DETECTOR TRANCE SENSUS COMMUNIS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SENSORY OVERLOAD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sensory-overload/ (accessed January 6, 2021).