positive stimulus


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n positive stimulus a stimulus with desirable consequences
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In literature:

Yet most people, men and women, find that physical exercise is a positive stimulus to sexual activity.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Electrical response is due, as we have seen, to a molecular disturbance, the stimulus causing a distortion from a position of equilibrium.
"Response in the Living and Non-Living" by Jagadis Chunder Bose
Direct stimulus applied unilaterally at the responding region induces, on the other hand, a positive curvature.
"Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose

In news:

That's largely consistent with the positions he's held throughout the Obama administration—included his opposition to the 2009 stimulus package.
As each major piece of legislation (bailout, stimulus, health-care) approached a vote, I contacted Rep Foster numerous times to learn his position and intended vote.
Nixon's Keynesian conversion, however, looks positively quaint compared with the fiscal and monetary stimulus that is about to be brought to bear on the US and global economy.
NEW YORK—Stock futures are falling as news that Europe will hold off on new stimulus measures overshadowed a positive jobs report in the U.S. Dow Jones industrial futures are down 6 points to 13,018.
The current bill expires at the end of September and without passage of a new bill by the end of this year, much of the positive momentum generated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus program will be lost.

In science:

Even when the stimulus is removed the neurons keep firing in synchronism (at about 40 pulses per second) due to the positive feedback loop of the memory neuron.
A model of memory, learning and recognition
Now assume that we sub ject the foam to an external stimulus η(t), as if at any new time moment t a new stone drops at a new position x=η(t) (Fig. 1, t=2), thus shaping the “foam” continuously.
"Memory foam" approach to unsupervised learning
Quoting Slovic , affect is the “specific quality of “goodness” and “badness”, as it is felt consciously or not by the decision maker, and demarcating a positive or negative quality of stimulus ”.
Bi-capacities -- Part I: definition, M\"obius transform and interaction
The marginal distribution of responses can be summarised by regressing the probability of response on stimulus contrast, separately for each stimulus position (as on Figure 5.5), and using a binomial generalized linear model (with Cauchit link function).
Expectation-Propagation for Likelihood-Free Inference