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  • adj. activated too often, or to too great a degree


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over- +‎ activated


  • Brain-imaging studies show us that the brain's attention center is overactivated in relation to the dreaded outcome; thus we may be able to practice alternate foci of attention and build new brain pathways that are focused on what we want rather than what we do not want.

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  • Here is a short list of the effects of an overactivated stress response over the long term.10 I list these here just to show you the extent of the research and our understanding of how stress negatively affects us and our brains.

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  • However, in the modern world this system is overactivated.

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  • Brain scans are now showing that when dyslexics try to decipher words, certain areas in the back of the brain are underactivated, while other areas in the front are overactivated.

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  • At the other end of the curve, athletes are overactivated or too stimulated to concentrate.

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  • We accept as normal a chronic state of being either overactivated or exhausted.

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  • It has been suggested that, if these brain regions are overactivated, then investors will display the irrational behavior often observed in real markets.


  • "Some cancers require the pathways to be overactivated for the cells to survive," Anderson said. Top Stories

  • In addition, microglia become overactivated and actually begin to damage healthy brain cells.

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  • When faced with chronic stress and an overactivated autonomic nervous system, people begin to see physical symptoms.

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