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reticular formation

 adiffuse network of nerve fibres which runs through the brainstem and limbic system, with connections both up to the cortex anddown to the spinal cord; that alerts the cerebralcortex to incoming sensory signals and serves to regulate arousal levels,maintain consciousness and awakening from sleep.

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September 17th 2021

thematic apperception test (TAT)

 a projectivetest, whereby individuals are presented with ambiguous pictures and askedto generate a story from them, thereby reveal personality characteristics, motivation forpower, achievement and affiliation, and in a clinical setting, anyunderlying emotional problems.