5_roles_of_exp - Definitions of experience Gottlieb Focus on structure <=> function"Experience involves sensory or motor function whether evoked or

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1 Defnitions oF experience: Gottlieb ±ocus on structure <=> Function “Experience involves sensory or motor Function, whether evoked or spontaneous” Experience = stimulation = Function 1 Implications For research: - Species-typical environments can create species-typical characteristics - Must perturb the environment to determine the (oFten multiple) causes oF behavior - Pertubations yield neophenotypes iF system is open to environmental eFFects 2 Defnitions oF experience: Gottlieb Roles oF experience in development Maintenance ±acilitation Induction 3
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2 Maintenance Most general, low-level mechanism Ambient stimulation as stabilizing infuence on nervous system Function 4 ±acilitation Experience regulates rate oF development - 3 types oF Facilitation 5 ±acilitation 1. Experience yields accelerated development 6
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3 Facilitation 2. Experience yields boost in terminal achievement level 7 Facilitation 3. Experience yields both acceleration and boost in
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2009 for the course PSYCH 2090 taught by Professor Goldstein, m during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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