Embracing multiple definitions of learning

Andrew B. Barron, Eileen A. Hebets, Thomas A. Cleland, Courtney L. Fitzpatrick, Mark E. Hauber*, Jeffrey R. Stevens

*Corresponding author for this work

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Definitions of learning vary widely across disciplines, driven largely by different approaches used to assess its occurrence. These definitions can be better reconciled with each other if each is recognized as coherent with a common conceptualization of learning, while appreciating the practical utility of different learning definitions in different contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-407
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Neurosciences
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015


  • definitions
  • experience dependence
  • function
  • learning
  • mechanism
  • plasticity

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