- 1The action or process of becoming habituated: the training of the horse does not depend on force but on habituationMore example sentences
- It has never been as painstaking as this habituation process.
- However, taken together, the large number of empirical similarities suggests strongly that common processes contribute to habituation and extinction.
- Instead, lower level processes, such as habituation, may contribute.
- 1.1 Psychology The diminishing of an innate response to a frequently repeated stimulus: habituation was leading to a marked drop in arousal level in these subjectsMore example sentences
- Almost every species studied, from amoeba to man, exhibits some form of habituation when the stimulus is frequently repeated or constantly applied.
- As a result, conditioned responding should decrease during extinction as habituation occurs to the stimuli that support conditioned responding.
- One possible explanation for this finding is that long-term habituation accumulates with successive stimulus exposures and survives the lengthy time between trials.
late Middle English (in the sense 'formation of habit'): from French or from Latin habitatio(n)-, from late Latin habituare (see habituate).
More definitions of habituationDefinition of habituation in:
- The US English dictionary