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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One study that has repeatedly been cited in the literature showed that a simple subliminal stimulus could be associated with arousal of a basic drive such as thirst or hunger.
Palmer and his colleagues have carried out a relevant series of studies in which they attempted to affect the mood of the percipient with a subliminal stimulus and thereby influence the effort at guessing an extrasensory target (the correct element among several in a visual field).
He says "In neither case do we have a clear understanding of the process by which the subliminal stimulus or the ESP target causes these behavioral effects from which we infer subliminal or extrasensory perception" (p.