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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 1997 Mar-Apr;47(2):299-307.

[Sensory information--an important factor in ontogeny].

[Article in Russian]


Ontogenetic process reveals a row of consecutive stages characterized by the gradual increase in complexity and by the changing specificity of sensory mechanisms basic for the adaptive behavior of the young. The study examines the mechanisms of interaction among different sensory systems during the formation of early behavioral patterns and analyzes why, at a certain stage of development, a particular sensory stimulus loses its efficacy in the organization of a given behavior and is substituted by another one, previously ineffective. A special attention is paid to formation of behavior based on sensory information within the limits of ontogenetically fixed developmental critical periods and to the role of the early sensory experience in learning in adult animals.

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