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Nonassociative learning

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Nonassociative learning refers to a change in a behavioral response to a novel stimulus after repeated or continuous exposure to that stimulus. Sensitization and habituation are examples of nonassociative learning.

See also

Types of associative learning


  • Vianna, M.R.M., et. al. (2000). Role of hippocampal signaling pathways in long-term memory formation of a nonassociative lerning task in the rat. Learning & Memory, 7, 333-340. Full text

Further reading

  • Kamprath, K. & Wotjak, C.T. (2004). Nonassociative learning processes determine expression and extinction of conditioned fear in mice. Learning & Memory, 11, 770-786. Full text

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