RECEPTOR ADAPTATION

The fatigue shown by a receptor to a particular stimulus after repeated exposure.

RECEPTOR ADAPTATION: "Receptor adaption explains why the sound of a waterfall melts into the background after a while."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "RECEPTOR ADAPTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/receptor-adaptation/ (accessed November 23, 2017).
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