Multiple time scales in simple habituation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Habituation is the waning of a reflex response to repeated stimulation. Habituation to closely spaced stimuli is faster and more complete than to widely spaced stimuli, but recovery is also more rapid (rate sensitivity). We show that a 2-unit, cascaded-integrator dynamic model can explain in detail an extensive data set on rate-sensitive habituation in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Many apparently complex properties of habituation and learning dynamics may reflect interactions among a small number of processes with different time scales.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Staddon, JE; Higa, JJ

Published Date

  • October 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 103 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 720 - 733

PubMed ID

  • 8888652

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-1471

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-295X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0033-295x.103.4.720


  • eng