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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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When the A1 and A2 stimuli are isolated from the remaining A stimuli, another interesting finding emerges.
Enough practice in a particular task, such as naming shapes with specific color words, allows stimuli (shapes) to activate correct responses (corresponding names) directly, without recourse to conscious memory strategies of other "indirect pathways," they propose.
The premise of this argument is that different training structures contain a varying number of stimuli appearing as samples and comparisons, which means a varying number of simple successive and simple simultaneous discriminations have to be made in order to master the conditional discriminations.
Following this phase, the post-experimental probes for non-preferred 2D visual stimuli on pages (5 pages) was conducted (Figure 2).
Conditioned reinforcers are defined as initially neutral stimuli that have acquired reinforcing characteristics through the pairing of the neutral stimuli with a previously conditioned or unconditioned reinforcer (Cooper, Heron, Heward, 1988).
Finally, certain specific stimuli in the dental setting have been found to cause dental fear.
2] based stimuli responsive surface coating," Bryan C.
Investigators showed each inmate 66 photographs taken from the International Affective Picture System (IAPS), a set of normative emotional stimuli for experimental investigations of emotion and attention.
As a result, it can radiate pain signals without any stimulus or cause hypersensitivity to stimuli that would not otherwise be painful--even something as benign as the light touch of a breeze.
Follow-up ENG with a closed-loop water caloric stimulator revealed low-velocity responses to warm stimuli in both ears and to the cool stimulus in the left ear (figures).
The Effects of the Ganzfeld on the Detection of Tactual Stimuli.
Training provides stimuli that turn specific genes on or off.