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Effect observed in investigations of short-term memory. Subjects are presented with a sequence of 15–30 unrelated words. Immediately after the last word, they are asked to recall as many words as they can in any order they wish. Performance on this task shows that the last few words are recalled extremely well – the recency effect.See also primacy effect.
The area of sensory surface which, when stimulated, changes the activity of a neuron in a sensory system.
A term with two very different meanings in neurobiology:
A return to drug taking after a period of abstinence.
rectangularisation of mortality
An automatic, predictable and relatively stereotyped reaction to a particular stimulus.