stimulus

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stimulus

noun activator, animator, arouser, calcar, catalyst, catalytic agent, cause, drive, encouragement, fillip, goad, impetus, impulse, incentive, incitement, inducement, influence, mooivating force, motive, needle, prod, provocation, push, reason, shock, spur, stimulant, stimulation, stimulative, stimulator, sting, urge, whet
See also: cause, impetus, incentive, inducement, instigation, motive, origination, provocation, reason
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As mentioned earlier, there was a training session for each pair of participants and a whistle tone as conditioned stimulus.
The researchers also proposed a model that associative learning takes place when a conditioned stimulus is followed by an unconditioned stimulus, triggering convergent neurons.
The experimental design employed in our Experiment I was more similar to a respondent overshadowing procedure than a blocking procedure because the delay stimulus was not established as a conditioned stimulus (CS) beforehand.
In addition, the signalizing function of the conditioned stimulus (CS) appears to be a causal interpretation of the relation between two events that are presented contingently, contiguously and in a specific order for a number of trials.
In Pavlovian conditioning, temporal contiguity may be altered by increasing the time between the onset of the conditioned stimulus (CS) and the onset of the unconditioned stimulus (US), the CS-US interval.
In keeping with this account, the poster boards may have become a conditioned stimulus (CS), thereby eliciting stereotypy during CEO-Test sessions.
That is, Seligman suggested that a given conditioned stimulus and unconditioned stimulus pairing in classical conditioning or response and reinforce pairing in operant conditioning will be more or less associable depending on the animal's evolutionary history.