Habituation is the decline in response to a specific stimulus over time, when that stimulus is repeatedly presented to the organism.
The prepositional phrase in response is adjective and modifies the decline,
to a specific stimulus is also an adjective prepositional phrase, and does it modifies response?
By the way, If the prepositional phrase is acting like an adjective , can it only modify the thing in front of it or can it modify something far from it?
Like the example above,
assuming that "to a specific stimulus semantically modifies response" isn't wrong,
grammatically, can to a specific stimulus modify the decline?