SELECTIVE ADAPTATION

Psycho-physical process wherein recurring subjection to a stimulus generates sensory variation that affects understanding of a successive stimulus. Assessment that perceptual variation can happen as a reaction to specific stimulus characteristics even while remaining unchanged by some others.

SELECTIVE ADAPTATION: "Selective adaptation allows an organism to be affected by one stimulus, and not another."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SELECTIVE ADAPTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/selective-adaptation/ (accessed September 5, 2019).
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