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Unformatted text preview: a few minutes because over time the sensory neuron may run out of neurotransmitter. ii. For the experiment you did not select while answering part (i), explain why the final response is an example of long-term-habituation . Experiment #2. Long-term habituation is a long-term loss of responsiveness to stimuli. Since the stimuli is applied over a large duration of time, this results in long term habituation of the organism to the applied stimuli and consequently a decreased release of the neurotransmitter containing vesicles or even an alteration in the neuronal circuits. iii. What does the fact that long-term-habituation occurs tell you about the plasticity of neuronal circuits? Long-term habituation shows that neuronal circuits can be rewired (are plastic) in response to stimuli given at different times and at different strengths, so as not to waste cellular resources....
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