Slide 5-11.5

The second orthogonal dimension with which we could organize short-term adaptation is the degree of stimulus independence exhibited by the phenomenon.

Slide 5-12

Behavior can be seen to vary from a discrete response to a punctate stimulus, to an extended series of behaviors to a likewise punctate stimulus.

Slide 5-13

Under some conditions, a simple stimulus produces a simple response.

Slide 5-14

A more complex situation is when a stimulus controls a response, which in turn produces the next stimulus, which in turn produces the next response.

Slide 5-15

A single stimulus can also produce an extended sequence of behaviors without intermediate stimulus support.


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