Embracing multiple definitions of learning

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

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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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