Learning, Memory, Amnesia, Dementia, Instinctive Behavior and the Effects of early Experience

  • Elliott M. Marcus
  • Stanley Jacobson


(1) Learning: a relatively permanent change in behavior that results from practice or experience. Learning is the process of acquiring knowledge about the world (Kupperman, 1991). This definition implies plasticity in central nervous system function and it also implies plasticity in the formation of stimulus response connections. The definition excludes changes in behavior result-ing from maturation, sensory adaptation and fatigue.


Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Senile Plaque Posterior Cerebral Artery Domoic Acid Retrograde Amnesia 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elliott M. Marcus
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Stanley Jacobson
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Massachusetts School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Tufts University School of MedicineUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of NeurologySt. Vincent Hospital and Fallon ClinicUSA
  4. 4.Tufts University Health Science CampusBostonUSA

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