dishabituation

dishabituation

[‚dis·hə‚bich·ə′wā·shən]
(psychology)
Restoration to full strength of a response that has become weakened by habituation.
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One of the properties of habituation is that presentation of an irrelevant stimulus will result in the recovery of the habituated response to the US, termed dishabituation (Groves and Thompson, 1970; Thompson & Spencer, 1966).
The blowing of the "party horn" was used an extraneous environmental event and was predicted to result in an increase in the response magnitude of the startle reflex (Groves and Thompson, 1970; Thompson and Spencer, 1966), and a slight increase in the amount of elicited movement was observable during the 8th US of this session, consistent with the process of dishabituation.
Researchers often assess auditory perception in infants by using so-called habituation and dishabituation methods, for example, by measuring non-nutritive sucking or changes in heart rate, all of which, on the present account, qualify as perceptual behaviors.
This new response is known as dishabituation (Burrell et al.
The purpose of the study was to examine whether millipedes habituate to a vibrational stimulus and then to test for dishabituation.
Carew's group looked for the onset of three kinds of learning --habituation, dishabituation and sensitization--by testing how readily Aplysia contracts its siphon when this organ is sprayed with a jet of water.
Conventional thinking has held that sensitization and dishabituation are part of the same process.
Dishabituation with component transitions may contribute to the interactions observed during multiple schedules Behavioural Processes.
Short-term memory in habituation and dishabituation.
Both show dishabituation when stimulus changes occur during a time when habituation dominates (McSweeney & Johnson, 1994; McSweeney & Roll, 1998), and both show stimulus specificity; that is sensitization-habituation is specific to the stimulus that is presented.
These properties are predicted by the following properties of habituation: sensitization precedes habituation; sensitization is produced by the delivery of stimuli of moderate intensity; changing the presented stimulus disrupts habituation (stimulus specificity); and dishabituation occurs.
In behavior therapy, strategies that include dishabituation procedures may be implemented to increase sexual arousal (e.