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Habituation

Habituation

1. (Science: physiology) The tendency of some neurons to require either a stronger nerve signal or a longer recharge period before it can fire again, if it has been triggered recently.

2. (Science: psychology) The disappearance of responsiveness to accustomed stimulation. It does not include drug habituation. Being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).A general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions.A behavioural alteration where an organism gets accustomed to a particular stimuli, and no longer produces a response to it.


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Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

... of letters or numbers.)The phenomenon associated with reactions to scenes of violence whether to people animals or the environment is one of 'habituation.' the reaction loses intensity according to how many times they have seen something similar. One would for instance expect city dwellers ...

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by animartco
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment
Replies: 45
Views: 45038

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

... interrupted. I hadn't finished making the point but I'd thought it got posted. Glad to see it isn't here. Right you are ignoring the problem of habituation in your assessment of emotions, Also your separation of emotions from thoughts is incorrect. People think and feel at the same time. There ...

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by animartco
Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:40 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment
Replies: 45
Views: 45038

Re: How do Cells "think"...

... ready to again detect a further increase. The 'feedback' refers to the part where the thermostat adapts/desensitizes (ie, in psych referred to has habituation) to the existing 'change' so that it is ready to detect another change. So, we still do not have much on the topic of what connects this ...

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by lenfromkits
Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:26 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How do Cells "think"...
Replies: 7
Views: 6962

what is this, i dont understand, reactions?

... decribes how a dog thatis prodded while asleep will respond to the touch initially, but will then ignore the touch after repeated prodding? a. habituation....what is that? b. imprinting...nah c. reasoning...maybe? d. instinct...sounds good e. trial and error...nah pweez help :cry:

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by biohelp22
Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:14 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what is this, i dont understand, reactions?
Replies: 0
Views: 1274

Past, present and future

Animals can remember and learn from past experiences. 1) by habituation - remembering past experience by repeated action. 2) imprinting - remembering the first object it sees as its mother/ protector and learn from it. 3) conditioning - experiment by Russian ...

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by sham
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:22 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Past, present and future
Replies: 9
Views: 3748
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