an obsolete terminology for a region of the posterior hypothalamus previously considered to regulate waking from sleep. It has now been demonstrated that the sleep-wake cycle is overseen by a large amount of regions inside the brain, inclusive of the hypothalamus and reticular activating system.

WAKING CENTER: "An individual's waking center regulates waking up from sleep. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "WAKING CENTER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/waking-center/ (accessed May 8, 2021).