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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In a study examining the cognitive rather than the affective consequences of a subliminal stimulus, Johnson and Lubke (1975) asked participants to "solve" a conceptual problem that had been presented to them earlier by using ESP to pick from among several envelopes the one containing the solution.
The subliminal stimulus (39) was not sufficiently strong enough to allow an electrical charge to cross the synapse between neurons; however, it did allow a chemical change allowing the next supraliminal stimulus (numbers 30, 36, 41, and 46, respectively) to cross the synapse.
There are two control conditions that ideally should be used to evaluate the effect of a subliminal stimulus.