Conditioned Stimulus

  • (noun): The stimulus that is the occasion for a conditioned response.

Some articles on stimulus, conditioned, conditioned stimulus:

Shaping (psychology) - Autoshaping
... salivated (unconditioned response) to the food (unconditioned stimulus) given them, but through learning, conditionally, came to salivate (conditioned response ... to perform those same consummatory actions directed at the conditioned stimulus that predicts food ... delivery following each presentation of a stimulus (often a flash of light), except in cases in which the animal actually performs a consummatory ...
History - Birth of Psychoneuroimmunology
... Ader was investigating how long conditioned responses (in the sense of Pavlov's conditioning of dogs to drool when they heard a bell ring) might last in laboratory rats ... To condition the rats, he used a combination of saccharin-laced water (the conditioned stimulus) and the drug Cytoxan which unconditionally induces nausea and ... of some animals and he proposed that they had been immunosuppressed after receiving the conditioned stimulus ...
Self-administration - Technique - Reinforcement Schedules
... build on basic reinforcement schedules by introducing a conditioned stimulus that cues the onset of the reinforcer ... schedules completion of the first schedule results in the presentation of a conditioned stimulus (such as a colored light), with a fixed-interval schedule following the cue and resulting in ... rate of operant response following the presentation of the conditioned stimulus, as this cue becomes a reinforcer of its own ...

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