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Absolute threshhold
The minimum value of a stimulus that can be detected
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Accommodation (2)
(1) Changes in the thickness of the lens of the eye that focus images of near or distant objects on the retina. (2) In developmental psychology, the process by which existing schemata are modified or changed by new experiences
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Achromatopsia
Suffering from a form of colour blindness in which the world is seen in shades of grey
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Acquired dyslexia
Reading impairment which results from brain injury
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Acquisition
In classical conditioning, the time during which a conditioned stimulus first appears and increases in frequency.
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Action potential
A brief electrochemical event that is carried by an axon from the soma of the neuron to its terminal buttons; causes the release of a transmitter substance
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(1) Changes in the thickness of the lens of the eye that focus images of near or distant objects on the retina. (2) In developmental psychology, the process by which existing schemata are modified or changed by new experiences

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