Computer simulation of a model of habituation

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HABITUATION—in general defined as a reversible decrement of response to repeated stimulation—is a widely studied form of behavioural plasticity. The reversibility sets habituation apart from fatigue and accommodation. An habituated stimulus may once again be able to evoke a response after the presentation of an intervening novel stimulus. This phenomenon, known as dishabituation, rules out sensory and motor fatigue as the bases of the response decrement.

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