Explains sensory adaptation in terms of presynaptic depletion of transmitter substance and sensory aftereffect in terms of the inefficient reuptake mechanism. The dissipation of the aftereffect is discussed as a function of the length of axons. Using 98 undergraduates and 96 14-15 yr. olds as Ss in 2 experiments, it is shown that the visual aftereffect dissipated more rapidly than the kinesthetic aftereffect and that the recovery of kinesthetic aftereffects was a function of the length of the limb. (23 ref.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- axon length, dissipation of visual & kinesthetic aftereffects, college students & 14-15 yr. olds