perceptual overload

perceptual overload

[pər¦sep·chə·wəl ′ō·vər‚lōd]
(physiology)
Saturation of the nervous system by an input of excess sensory information, resulting in an absence of response.
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The results suggest that perceptual overload can jump between senses.
The site itself is a victim of perceptual overload, with long pages packed tightly with article headlines, social network links, and many ads.
to the sports spectacle in general has to do with the kind of intensity of perceptual experience, the perceptual overload that it represents for me.