habituation


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habituation

[hə‚bich·ə′wā·shən]
(medicine)
A condition of tolerance to the effects of a drug or a poison, acquired by its continued use; marked by a psychic craving for it when the drug is withdrawn.
Mild drug addiction in which withdrawal symptoms are not severe.
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In order to explore the possible effects of contextual habituation on the temporal specificity of latent inhibition of CTA, two different periods of temporal-contextual habituation were compared.
The testing session was held 48 to 96 hrs after the habituation session.
Habituation of the nociceptive blink reflex in episodic and chronic cluster headache.
Symptoms resolved with vestibular habituation exercises.
These are determined by habituation or by custom (that is, nurture).
Influence of long-term sensitization on long-term habituation of the acoustic startle response in rats: Central gray lesions, preexposure, and extinction.
Visual habituation works wonderfully because it only takes a few minutes and capitalises on what babies do so naturally, which is to rapidly become interested in something new and then rapidly move on to something else.
Noseblindness is the combination of odor adaptation, a decrease in ability to sense odors after initial exposure, and odor habituation, a decrease in sensory awareness towards a fixed familiar signal within the environment," said Dr.
Opiates (narcotic pain medications) are not particularly effective and present issues of habituation and addiction," says Dr.
Several middle chapters dispense practical advice regarding skill acquisition and psychological habituation to delegation, financial accounting, risk management, and decision making under conditions of conflict.
uses Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception (ET 1962) to explain how we find ourselves as beings in the world through our bodies, and he uses Pierre Bourdieu's The Logic of Practice (ET 1990) to argue for the primacy of habituation over intellection.
More specifically, they have taken into consideration the short-term habituation mechanism proposed by Wagner (1981).