This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Learning Essay

346 words - 2 pages

Anna Parks
Rita Pavone

In psychology, habituation refers to learned behavior in ignoring neutral stimuli. Habituation theory holds that when an animal is repeatedly exposed to stimuli that neither hurts nor helps, it stops responding. This lack of response to something that isn't posing a problem means that the animal isn't wasting energy; it's still alert in case danger does occur.
Although it's easy to confuse habituation learning with sensory ...view middle of the document...

For instance, if a person moves into a home near a railroad track and the vibration can be felt through the floor every time a train goes by, at first he or she may feel like something bad will happen, such as the vibration will cause people in the home to fall or an object to fall and break. Sensation is the process by which our senses gather information and send it to the brain. A large amount of information is being sensed at any one time such as room temperature, brightness of the lights, someone talking, a distant train, or the smell of perfume. With all this information coming into our senses, the majority of our world never gets recognized. We don't notice radio waves, x-rays, or the microscopic parasites crawling on our skin. We don't sense all the odors around us or taste every individual spice in our gourmet dinner.

1. Habituation Revisited. (2009). Retrieved from
2. Rose JK, Kaun KR, Chen SH, Rankin CH. GLR-1, a non-NMDA glutamate receptor homolog, is critical for long-term memory in Caenorhabditis elegans. Journal of Neuroscience. 2003; 23:9595–9599. [PubMed]

Other Papers Like Learning

Verbal Learning Essay

967 words - 4 pages setting. I got used to the phones ringing day in and day out. It became easier for me to not react to answering the phone and almost ignore the sound of a ringing phone. Even when I was not at work, I would hardly realize that my own phone was ringing. Perceptual learning occurs when a person is repeatedly exposed to specific stimuli; in this case, it would be information (The Institute of Perceptual Learning, 2013). It involved changes to

E-Learning Essay

271 words - 2 pages There are several advantages and disadvantages with regards to motivation in e-learning. For many students, e-learning is the most convenient way to pursue a degree in higher education. A lot of these students are attracted to a flexible, self-paced method of education to attain their degree. It is important to note that many of these students could be working their way through college, supporting themselves or battling with serious illness.[92

Learning Disabilities

1049 words - 5 pages Brandi Smith July 22, 2010 ENG 3U1 A learning disability is a condition that either prevents or significantly hinders somebody from learning basic skills or information at the same rate as most people of the same age. It is caused by a difference in the brain that affects information received, processed and communicated. A learning disability cannot be cured or fixed but it can be helped. Depending on the type of disability, interventions may

Vark Learning Styles

964 words - 4 pages VARK Learning Styles Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V School can be a difficult time for many. There is a lot of information to learn, and it seems impossible to retain. A man by the name of Neil Fleming noticed these difficulties, and in 1998 he established the VARK (Visual, Aural, Read/write, Kinesthetic) learning style assessment to help an individual discover how they learn the best. He based this assessment on three principles

Different Learning Styles

408 words - 2 pages In the task I am going to people talking about the different learning styles and how people may take information Kinaesthetic learning A Kinaesthetic learner is someone who remembers/Learns things physically. This is very effective for these types of learners as they would be doing the physical aspects of their work such as in ict creating motherboards or putting an computer together in order for them to put or create computers they need

My Learning Style

319 words - 2 pages My learning style When I first started to revise and learn for my learning style, I did two questionnaires called honey and Mumford and the preferred learning style. The first questionnaire I did was the honey and mumford questionaairs which was made up of 80 questions and for each statement there was a tick box to determine which one best suited my personality. After completing the 80 questions I added up which questions I ticked into a table

Learning Organizations And Effectiveness

2721 words - 11 pages Carteret EMS as an Ideal Learning Organization Douglas Glenn Mercer Jr. OMM 625 Learning Organizations & Effectiveness Professor Fabio Moro August 12, 2013

More Testing, More Learning

537 words - 3 pages All students wish to finish their college year with a good grade. There is a lot to learn in every chapter of a book in classroom. Even though students who spend most of the time studying will get very stress in midterm and final exam. These exams will judge how well they doing for the whole entire semester. Patrick O’ Malley in “More Testing, More Learning” mentions that more testing will provides students a better learning because more testing

Learning Disaility: Dyslexia

1737 words - 7 pages Learning Disability | Dyslexia | | Rekeil Peterson | 11/9/2014 | Mrs. P Ponder | Learning Disability (Dyslexia) All too often children are labeled as slow or stupid; they are put aside into special classes for the slower kids and looked down upon by the smarter kids. Teachers and parents look at them in disappointment for the great potential they once saw in their child’s eyes has gone to waste. Many teens that now believe

Intreprofessional Working And Learning

1247 words - 5 pages This essay is going to discuss my learning about Interprofessional working (IPW) and Interprofessional education (IPE). Pollard et al., (2010) defined Interprofessional working as “the process where members of different professions and or agencies work together to provide integrated health and or social care for the benefit of service users”. The two day IP conference (2011), was a great opportunity to meet different professionals and agencies

Learning Team Assignment

1184 words - 5 pages University of Phoenix Material Preparation for Learning Team Assignments Worksheet The ability to work collaboratively with others is a critical skill in the human services field. Learning Team assignments will help you prepare for this challenge by requiring effective communication, timely management of tasks and deadlines, and cooperative problem solving. Keep in mind that your task is not simply to complete an academic assignment

Related Essays

Learning Essay

399 words - 2 pages Self-Directed learning is definitely workable in tertiary education with today’s technology. Students get access to unlimited resources via the World Wide Web. With the introduction of self-directed learning, students will also be more motivated and independents. Self-Directed learning also demand discipline from both the lecturers and the students. More work must be done before, during and after the lesson. The lecturers must believe

Learning Essay

3447 words - 14 pages Critical Reflections on Learning Learning and teaching We would suggest that learning and teaching are two sides of the same coin and our understanding of what it means to be a good teacher (see Critical reflection on teaching) is based in part on what we had to do to become successful learners, so this area of our belief system will provide fruitful material for evaluation and reflection. Williams and Burden express this well: The

Learning Styles Essay

413 words - 2 pages Learning Style Results Patsy Wilson Athabasca University Learning Style Results Everyone has their own way of learning. When they are put in an environment where they can use their specific learning styles, it tends to be easier on them. When put in an environment where they are not comfortable with the learning styles, it is harder for them to adapt and learn. This paper examines the different types of one learner has been assessed as

Learning Styles Essay

746 words - 3 pages ! 
 Demid Naumov L8114SN ! ! ! TYPES OF LEARNING STYLES ! ! Report Business Management ! ! September 2014 CONTENTS ! 1. BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT DIFFERENT TYPES OF LEARNING ............1 1.1. Auditory Learner ............................................................................................1 1.2. Visual Learner ................................................................................................1 1.3