From the Latin confusĭo, confusion is the action and effect of confusing (mixing or merging different things, disturbing the spirits, making mistakes). The notion of confusion, therefore, can be linked to perplexity or disturbance of mind. For example: “After the hit, the player was left in a state of confusion that lasted several hours”, “Tear gas contributed to the general confusion: people were screaming and running in terror”, “It is impossible to avoid confusion after a tragedy of this kind ”.
For psychology, mental confusion is the decrease in conscious activity. It can be a loss of orientation or memory, a slight drowsiness or a state of stupor.
Within the psychological and medical field, we can establish that a confusion of this type can be due to a multitude of causes. However, among the most common are fever, head trauma, a disease such as a brain tumor, alcohol intake, infections, lack of sleep or seizures.
In order to know if someone is confused, the usual thing is to ask them for very simple information and that they should know how to answer without any problems such as their name and surname, age or the date of the same day. Hence, if you have doubts when answering, it is clear that you are suffering from confusion.
If so, what you have to do is take the person to the doctor as well as not leave them alone at any time and try to remain calm at all times so that they do not get nervous.
According to DigoPaul, a confusion, on the other hand, is a mistake or a mistake : “Excuse me sir, there was a mistake: your appointment was tomorrow at 5 pm”, “I had to go to the grandmother’s house but, due to a confusion, I took the wrong train and I ended up at the other end of the city “, ” A young man died due to a fatal confusion from a doctor who applied more than double the required anesthesia. “
In addition to all the above, it should be emphasized that the term confusion is also frequently used within the scope of statistics. In this case, it is used to refer to a variable that is used when analyzing a relationship. We can say that the former is external to it and that it requires proper control since it produces various breaks between what would be the independent and dependent variables.
In the field of law, confusion is a way of extinction of obligations that takes place when, for a certain reason, the two opposing positions of an obligation concur. The confusion can occur by donation (a contract that generates obligations and rights inverse to those that already exist), succession (after the death of a person who leaves an inheritance) or subrogation.
An example of confusion in the law occurs when a subject is a creditor and a debtor with respect to the same debt. The consequences of this situation include the disappearance of the rights and obligations affected by the conclusion.
Likewise, there are several films that make use of the word that we are addressing in their titles. This would be the case of “Divina Confusion”, a 2008 Mexican comedy that belongs to the director Salvador Garcini.