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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The fEMG data were integrated in 50 ms intervals during the first 1000 ms after stimulus onset.
The participants were informed about stimulus equivalence and the purpose of the experiment as they exited the experimental setting.
a You can do that by decreasing distance to X minus Y; by increasing movement of the stimulus at distance X (a child walking, skipping, or swinging her arms); by increasing number of stimuli (two or three children, instead of one); increasing the visual "threat" (a tall man instead of a short one, or a man with a beard instead of a clean-shaven one); or by increasing volume (if it's a stimulus that makes noise, such as a vacuum cleaner).
In contrast, experimenters remove the selected stimulus from subsequent trials during an MSWO procedure allowing the student to select from the remaining stimuli (DeLeon & Iwata, 1996).
When proposed, President Obama's stimulus was desirable.
Senator Paxton opposed the stimulus and still does.
These results thus seem to support the general relevance of the hypothesis that motivated the present study: perceptual learning is enhanced by preexposure conditions most favouring stimulus comparison.
We focused on the cortical response time-locked to the disk stimulus presentation.
We found that only 41 percent of the companies that received stimulus grants or contracts actually hired workers for the relevant project.
Birds trained to choose the larger stimulus required from 12 to 48 presentations to achieve the criterion; birds trained to select the smaller stimulus-from 16 to 51 presentations.