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experience-expectant process

in brain development, a predetermined maturational process in which synapses are formed and maintained only when an organism has undergone expected species-typical experiences during a particular critical period. Such functions as vision will develop for all members of a species if given species-typical environmental stimulation (e.g., light).

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February 24th 2024