SENSORY ADAPTATION By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 a reduction in response to stimuli after a prolonged exposure. This adaptation may be specific or general one. SENSORY ADAPTATION: "Sensory adaptation occurs after a prolonged exposure to a certain wavelength of a stimulus." Related Psychology Terms REFLEXOGENOUS ZONE ADAPTATION RESTRICTED LEARNING STIMULUS-BOUND REINFORCEMENT SIDMAN AVOIDANCE SCHEDULE REFRACTORY PERIOD LEE-BOOT EFFECT RESPONSE COMPETITION GENERALIZATION Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SENSORY ADAPTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sensory-adaptation/ (accessed June 27, 2017).