conditioned stimulus


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conditioned stimulus the stimulus that is the occasion for a conditioned response
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In literature:

Her physical condition is in just the state that needs a stimulus to stir it into new life and vigor.
"Miss Billy Married" by Eleanor H. Porter
A stimulus is always some condition external to the nervous system itself and operating upon it.
"The Analysis of Mind" by Bertrand Russell
The study of conditions will prove an education in itself and a stimulus to invention.
"The Cost of Shelter" by Ellen H. Richards
In part, also, the condition of the time gave little stimulus to novelty.
"Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham" by Harold J. Laski
That the latent tendency which exists to these sudden evolutions is determined to action by the stimulus of external conditions.
"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart
The basic function of the hypnotic records and hypnotic tape is to establish a conditioned response pattern to a given stimulus.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
I like these grand conditions, because they give existence its best stimulus, its noblest aspirations.
"The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly" by Charles James Lever
The movements of the second category are also conditioned by an excitation, but the stimulus comes from within the organism.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
I shall also describe the diverse effects induced by mechanical stimulus under different conditions.
"Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
That intoxication, under certain conditions, is an useful stimulus to elderly men.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume IV (of 4)" by George Grote

In science:

At present a very common source is a nonlinear crystal in which a stimulus beam generates two output signals with frequencies fixed by “phase matching conditions”, and correlated polarization by cause of properties of the crystal (parametric down conversion — PDC) [2, 3].
A "Spoof Loophole" Contra Nonlocality
Furthermore, we will assume each spike train N i (t) to be conditionally independent of all others, that is, given a value of the stimulus X(t) the spiking of each neuron is independent of all others.
Dynamic State Estimation Based on Poisson Spike Trains: Towards a Theory of Optimal Encoding