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How to use habituation in a sentence
To the researchers’ surprise, all of the embryos showed not only a slowed heart rate in response to repeated sounds of their own species, but also habituation.Some birds learn to recognize calls while still in their eggs | Lesley Evans Ogden | September 16, 2021 | Science News
They must be instructed to do what is right through example and habituation.
Several studies have repeatedly illustrated the rapid habituation to new conflicts by the Israeli public.
The most important aspects of habituation may be summed up in the one word efficiency.
Now that we have shown the results of habituation let us consider additional illustrations.
Nailing shingles on a roof illustrates well the various aspects of habituation.
Even Mrs. Fenwick's habituation to her daughter's incisive method is no proof against this.Somehow Good | William de Morgan
Other things being equal, the longer and more unbroken the habituation, the more legitimate is the canon of taste in question.The Theory of the Leisure Class | Thorstein Veblen
British Dictionary definitions for habituation
the act or process of habituating
psychol the temporary waning of an innate response that occurs when it is elicited many times in succession: Compare extinction (def. 6)
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Scientific definitions for habituation
The gradual decline of a response to a stimulus resulting from repeated exposure to the stimulus.
Physiological tolerance for a drug resulting from repeated use.
Psychological dependence on a drug resulting from repeated use.
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