Have you heard of the term “sensory defensiveness?”
I helped make a recent video about sensory overload (linked in the comments below) and from it I learned about the term “sensory defensiveness.” I had never heard this term before so I decided to look into it.
From what I can gather, sensory defensiveness refers to the flight or fight response being triggered when a sensory input is interpreted negatively.
It’s difficult to say if this is another way of making sense of concepts like overstimulation and sensory overload, or if it’s actually a different experience entirely.
Have you heard the term before?