SENSORY ADAPTATION By N., Sam M.S. - 287 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 STIMULUS (literally “goad”) REACTION TIME (Response Latency) HABIT ATARACTIC (Atanndc) CEREBRAL CORTEX ESTHETICS REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) GENERAL ADAPTATION SYNDROME SET SPECIFIC ENERGIES Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SENSORY ADAPTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sensory-adaptation/ (accessed May 28, 2022).