stimulus generalization


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stimulus generalization (psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus
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In literature:

In general, every stimulus directs activity.
"Democracy and Education" by John Dewey
As a stimulus to a programme or ethical generalization, it is the cause of vast inaccuracy and sad injustice.
"An American Idyll" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
Stimulus was not wanting; Wellington stood by, and, with his staff and several generals, watched the charge.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847" by Various
To complete the foundations of our psychology, then, we need to fit purpose into the general plan of stimulus and response.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
These phenomena are, however, only particular cases of the general law of energetics that transformation requires a stimulus.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
This ancient world of Greece and Rome is full of stimulus to the general reader, although he may have no knowledge either of Latin or Greek.
"Comfort Found in Good Old Books" by George Hamlin Fitch
This gave a great stimulus to the movement generally.
"From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography" by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
Irradiation in general has been defined as the lateral diffusion of nervous stimuli beyond the actual stimulus.
"Visual Illusions" by Matthew Luckiesh
The women generally supply the stimulus of music.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9" by Various
Does gravitational stimulus, like stimulus in general, induce this excitatory reaction?
"Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose

In news:

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America released an analysis of the federal stimulus program's initial impact on construction hiring and spending practices, on July 30, during a national media conference call.
Liberals generally argued that the scale of the problem was small enough for the Federal Reserve to handle with monetary policy, and didn't require a Keynesian fiscal stimulus.
In economics, stimulus refers to attempts to use monetary or fiscal policy (or stabilization policy in general) to stimulate the economy.

In science:

From the time series recorded in each voxel, and the occurrence times for each stimulus, one may compute an estimate of the BOLD effect of the sub ject in response to any given stimulus, and more generally to any difference or combination of stimuli (contrast) [6, 16].
Random threshold for linear model selection, revisited
In general, it is considered tacitly, that PDC crystals respond to stimulus beams as a single unit and release one pair of output signals at a time — at least at very low intensities.
A "Spoof Loophole" Contra Nonlocality
These relations are merely based on general principles as the linearity of the response, and causality (i.e., the response at time t only depends on the values of the stimulus at times t′ < t).
On the Statics and Dynamics of Magneto-Anisotropic Nanoparticles
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