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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun habituation:
Definition of the noun habituation
What does habituation mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: habituations
- being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
- domain: narcotic
- lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
- synonyms of habituation: addiction / dependance / dependence / dependency
- more generic terms: physical condition / physiological condition / physiological state = the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
- more specific terms: drug addiction / white plague = an addiction to a drug
- a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions
Alternative definition of the noun habituation
- The act of habituating, or accustoming; the state of being habituated.
habituation is a gene ontology group, gene group.
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From Animals to Animats 2 (1993)
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior by Jean-Arcady Meyer, H. L. Roitblat, Stewart W. Wilson
Habituation is a much-studied phenomenon with a number of widely acknowledged properties (see reviews in Groves & Thompson. 1970; and Peeke & Petrinovich, 1984). In this note 1 describe a very simple process that can mimic several of ...
Biological and Cognitive Aspects by Fergus Craik, Michele Robert,, Michel Sabourin
Habituation is the waning in a reflex response to successive presentations of a stimulus.4 It is widely observed with many different responses and stimuli and across species ranging from protists to humans (Eisenstein & Peretz, 1973; Jennings ...
by Robert Jean Campbell
Habituation is the simplest form of associative learning, in which response to a repeated, nonnoxious stimulus decreases or is suppressed. In this sense, habituation is tolerance (q.v.). It is characteristic of many drugs and is a significant factor ...
by Princeton Review
Habituation is the process by which we become accustomed to a stimulus, and notice it less and less over time. Dishabituation occurs when a change in the stimulus, even a small change, causes us to notice it again. A good example of this ...
by Neil J. Salkind, Kristin Rasmussen
Long-term habituation also prevents complete spontaneous recovery. Instead, the size of spontaneous recovery may decrease with each repetition of habituation followed by spontaneous recovery. Dishabituation Habituates The repeated ...
Encyclopedia of Biometrics (2009)
I - Z. by Stan Z. Li
The second characteristic, habituation consists of two parts, partially habituated and fully habituated. 1.
by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen
Habituation is a decline in response to a stimulus that is presented repeatedly but that signals the onset of no other stimulus. For example, a loud noise may evoke a startle response at first but little response after its twentieth repetition. A new ...
by Thomas Nordegren
See also: Habituation Habitador Mexican colloquial term for a middleman who transfers opium gum to a processing center. Habito Colloquial term for habit, addiction. Habituacion (a drogas) Addiction, habit. Habituate To accustom by frequent ...
by Gilbert Reyes, Jon D. Elhai, Julian D. Ford
Habituation involves a reduction in an unconditioned response (UCR) upon repeated presentation of an unconditioned stimulus (UCS). For example, habituation might involve a decrease in the startle response (UCR) when a loud noise ...
A Dictionary of Ethology (1989)
by Klaus Immelmann
Habituation Stimulus-specific ...
Encyclopedia of Obesity (2008)
by Kathleen Keller
Habituation is a process that has been observed in humans and in all other animals which results in the lessening of stimulus over time. An example is pain, which may be very sharp initially, but which becomes more manageable in the course ...
Encyclopedia of Stress (2000)
habituation, a decrease in the amplitude of the stress re- sponse after repeated exposure to the same ...
Encyclopedia of the Mind (2013)
by Harold Pashler
Repetition of the stimulus without consequence results in a decrement of the orienting response called habituation. Habituation is a form of learning in which an organism determines that the presentation of a stimulus is not paired with a ...
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It is exceedingly improbable that the identical action of the corresponding parts of the two retina is the result of a certain habituation, or of the influence of the mind. (Johannes P. Muller)
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The value of this 11-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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