Learning is the acquisition and storage of information as a consequence of experience. It is measured by an increase in the likelihood of a particular behavioral
PART TWO Biological Control Systems
Vander et al.: Human Physiology: The Mechanism of Body Function, Eighth Edition
PART TWO Biological Control Systems response to a stimulus. Generally, rewards or punishments, as mentioned earlier, are crucial ingredients of learning, as are contact with and manipulation of the environment. Memory is the relatively permanent storage form of the learned information although, as we shall see, it is not a single, unitary phenomenon. Rather, the brain processes, stores, and retrieves information in different ways to suit different needs.
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This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.