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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 three primary variables of interest in this study were the unconditioned stimulus (UCS), the unconditioned response (UCR), and the conditioned response (CR).
It is important to note that although an involuntary response, whether vocal or non-vocal, is elicited by an unconditioned stimulus in a reflex relation, the same response or response class may also be evoked under other environmental conditions.
In another specific form of classical conditioning-termed trace conditioning-a silent period elapses between the occurrence of the conditioned stimulus and the delivery of the unconditioned stimulus (i.
We used a mild electric shock that was administered to two of the receivers as an unconditioned stimulus.
In the study, rats were trained to associate a light with a mild footshock, a fear-inducing unconditioned stimulus.
One set was tested on the shuttle-box and the number of avoidances to unconditioned stimulus (US) was noted.
Pavlovian conditioning pairs a neutral stimulus, (CS) with another, unconditioned stimulus (UCS) that has some beneficial or harmful effect which produces a response (UCR).
edible as an unconditioned stimulus and praise as a conditioned stimulus) while requiring the participant to continuously look at the various visual stimuli on the pages for the specified time interval.