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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Given the research on stimulus overselectivity (Fabio, Oliva, & Murdaca, 2011), it should be apparent that stable error patterns are neither unpredictable nor random.
The authors estimate the causal effect of the stimulus payments by taking advantage of questions added to the ongoing Consumer Expenditure Survey and the randomized nature of the timing of the payments.
Naming implies a linear, yet circular process between sources of stimulus control (a caregiver saying car), the behavior of the individual as listener (orienting towards the object or seeing the object or in its absence) and the behavior of the individual as a speaker (saying car).
Data from 8 participants were removed for the following reasons: five participants fell asleep during the stimulus presentation; 3 participants showed artifacts in their EEG data due to simultaneously recorded eye movements.
All previous studies on the long-term maintenance of stimulus equivalence classes have included a test for stimulus equivalence immediately following contact with the trained experimental contingencies.
4 Keep repeating steps 1-3 until the presentation of the stimulus at that distance consistently causes your dog to look at you with a happy smile and a "Yay
Experimental evaluations of the efficacy of choice-based stimulus preference assessments incorporate reinforcer assessments in which the effects of contingent stimulus presentation are observed on student behavior (Cannella et al.
Superficially, economic stimulus seems common sense.
Branch campaign manager Enrique Marquez dismissed the Dallas lawyer's association with stimulus money as insignificant.
In order to get a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in this phenomenon, researchers have attempted to determine which conditions of stimulus exposure are most optimal in generating perceptual learning.