Contiguity of cerebral processes: learning
The majority of sensory mechanisms — being innate—serve adaptation in the same way throughout the life of the individual. Whenever the cornea of the eye is exposed to an air current or touched by a foreign body, the blinking reflex is produced in the same way in response to an impulse arising in the pain receptors of the cornea. These forms of adaptation are genetically determined, and the reflexes are the same in all individuals of the species (e.g., man). These reflexes are called unconditioned.
KeywordsConditioned Stimulus Unconditioned Stimulus Conditioned Response Classical Conditioning Operant Conditioning
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