: reappearance of an extinguished conditioned response without positive reinforcement
Examples of spontaneous recovery in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebSales of headache medicines—and spontaneous recovery rates—also spike when barometric pressure drops, the researchers say.
Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 6 Apr. 2021 In both studies, the patients needed the stimulator to be on to walk, helping to rule out the idea that this was spontaneous recovery.
Carolyn Y. Johnson, The Seattle Times, 24 Sep. 2018
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