state-dependent learning


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state-·de·pen·dent learn·ing

learning during a specific state of sleep or wakefulness, or during a chemically altered state, where retrieval of learned information (for example, as measured by performance of a learned response) cannot be demonstrated unless the subject is restored to the state that originally existed during learning.

state-de·pen·dent learn·ing

(stāt-dĕ-pen'dĕnt lĕrn'ing)
Learning during a specific state of sleep or wakefulness, or during a chemically altered state, where retrieval of learned information cannot be demonstrated unless the subject is restored to the state that originally existed during learning.
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