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    state of activeness??

    I'm looking for a noun that has to do with mental capacity.
    Is it state of activeness? for example if a boxer is knocked out a doctor may ask him questions to find out his level of ...........?

    Or if your blood sugar level is down it affects your.............?
    Or if you are short of sleep your .............. is down

    I'm sure you understand what i'm looking for but haven't found it yet by myself

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    Re: state of activeness??

    I'm looking for a noun that has to do with mental capacity.
    Is it state of activeness? for example if a boxer is knocked out a doctor may ask him questions to find out his level of ...........?
    Mental awareness is one possibility.

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    Re: state of activeness??

    Do you know if thre's any medical term for that?


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    Re: state of activeness??

    How about "cognitive ability"?

    I can't off hand think of a single noun that fits all the examples.

    Mike

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    Re: state of activeness??

    Both suggestions sound good but don't necessarily indicate the level of vigilance.Is there then any euphemism for that

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    Re: state of activeness??

    I was suggested yesterday "mental agility" and I think it's nearest to what I'm looking for, but does it fit into sentences written underneath?

    If a boxer is knocked out a doctor may ask him questions to find out his level of ...........?

    Or if your blood sugar level is down it affects your.............?
    Or if you are short of sleep your .............. is down

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