Habituation: Theories, Characteristics and Biological Mechanisms


Arie Buskirk (Editor)

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress
BISAC: PSY000000

Habituation is a decrease in responsiveness to a repeatedly presented stimulus. Habituation has an important role in attention. By reducing our sensitivity to a constant source of stimulation, it releases attention resources to process new distinct items. In this book, the authors discuss the theories, characteristics and biological mechanisms of habituation.

Topics include the important roles for matrix metalloproteinases and cell adhesion molecules in long-term potentiation (LTP), habituation, and drug addiction; habituation theories in current models of chronic tinnitus; habituation deficits in childhood disorders and traumatic brain injury; a mathematical description of habituation and recovery of the head-shake response in rats; and the influence that habituation has on the sensory system and its involvement in many ENT fields. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Important Roles for Matrix Metalloproteinases and Cell Adhesion Molecules in LTP, Habituation, and Drug Addiction
(John W. Wright, Eric S. Murphy, Roberta V. Wiediger, Kelby L. Murphy, Joseph W. Harding, Departments of Psychology, and Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, and Program in Biotechnology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA, and others)

Habituation Theories in Current Models of Chronic Tinnitus: Evidence and Criticism
(N. Dauman, S.I. Erlandsson, S.G. Carlsson, Department of Psychology, University of Poitiers, France, and others)

The Role of Habituation in Attention: A Theory of Habituation Deficits in Childhood Disorders and Traumatic Brain Injury
(Jacqueline Massa, Kean University, Union, NJ, USA)

A Mathematical Description of Habituation and Recovery of the Head-Shake Response in Rats
(Eric S. Murphy, Kelby L. Murphy, Joseph W. Harding, John W. Wright, University of Alaska, Department of Psychology, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, and others)

Habituation in ENT: Mechanisms and Clinical Treatments
(Laura Girasoli, Roberto Bovo, ENT Department, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria di Padova, Italy)


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