Lecture October 05, 2007

Lecture October 05, 2007 - October 05, 2007 Learning. o We...

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October 05, 2007 Learning. o We cannot survive without learning. o This is the method that we use to adapt to the environment. When changes occur we register that in our memory and use it to adapt to similar situations in the future. o 4 basic kinds of learning: Habituation. Learning that occurs when stimulus is presented repeatedly. After a while the organism stops responding as it did initially because they are used to the stimulus. Most primitive sort of learning. Classical conditioning. Forming new associations between two or more stimuli and pairing an existing bodily response with a new stimulus. o Example: When you get sick from a particular food, you don’t eat it again. Operant conditioning. Learning new behaviors that are operative have an effect on the environment. To better is to change the likelihood of the occurrence. o Example: Don’t do bad things because you will get punished. Complex learning:
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Lecture October 05, 2007 - October 05, 2007 Learning. o We...

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