Dissipation of sensory aftereffects as a function of axon length

George Singer*, John K. Collins

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    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).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)194-198
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1972


    • axon length, dissipation of visual & kinesthetic aftereffects, college students & 14-15 yr. olds


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