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 (US)
Pages (from-to)405-407
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Neurosciences
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015


  • Definitions
  • Experience dependence
  • Function
  • Learning
  • Mechanism
  • Plasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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