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Orienting response

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orienting response --> orienting reflex

An aspect of attending in which an organism's initial response to a change or to a novel stimulus is such that the organism becomes more sensitive to the stimulation; e.g., dilation of the pupil of the eye in response to dim light.

Synonym: investigatory reflex, orienting response.