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Perceptual Adaptation



Perceptual Adaptation:
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This refers to the ability of the body to adapt to an environment by filtering out distractions. For example, someone who lives near a train can perceptually adapt such that they can ignore the train whistle in order to sleep at night. If someone came to visit, however, they would not have perceptually adapted to the train and would most likely not be able to sleep.

 

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