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learning[lern´ing] (pl. learn·ing)
See also: conditioning, memory
learningan adaptive change in behaviour resulting from past experience. Learned behaviour is distinct from innate BEHAVIOUR, and may begin in the embryo. For example, a chick learns to peck because the heartbeat moves the head forward and causes the bill to open. Learning has been classified by the English behaviourist W.H. Thorpe (1902–86) as follows:
- habituation, where an animal is subject to repeated stimulation and may cease to respond.
- classical conditioning, resulting in a CONDITIONED REFLEX action.
- trial-and-error learning, as in rats learning to follow the correct route through a maze.
- latent learning, as in rats being allowed to run a maze without a final reward. Once given a reward their performance rapidly reaches that of rats rewarded throughout, thus they must have learnt something (latently) during the nonreward period.
It must be stressed that each of these categories overlap and that other classifications of learning are also accepted.
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