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goal-directed behavior

behavior that is oriented toward attaining a particular goal. It is typically identifiable by observing that an organism ceases search behavior and engages in detour behavior when it encounters obstacles to the goal.

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May 26th 2024



adj. responding to, releasing, or otherwise involving catecholamines. For example, a catecholaminergic neuron is one that releases norepinephrine or another catecholamine as a neurotransmitter.