conditioned stimulus


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Related to conditioned stimulus: unconditioned stimulus, stimulus generalization, classical conditioning, conditioned response, operant conditioning

conditioned stimulus

n. Psychology
A previously neutral stimulus that, after repeated association with an unconditioned stimulus, elicits the response effected by the unconditioned stimulus itself.

conditioned stimulus

n
(Psychology) psychol a stimulus to which an organism has learned to make a response by classical conditioning. Compare unconditioned stimulus
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Noun1.conditioned stimulus - the stimulus that is the occasion for a conditioned response
stimulant, stimulus, stimulation, input - any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
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This suggests that it was the abstract "truth-value" of the stimuli that served as the conditioned stimulus.
Thus, they offered the conditioned stimulus, fully aware that it would provoke a conditioned response.
The conditioned stimulus may be a property or a by-product of the unconditioned stimulus.
The initial neutral stimulus is called the Conditioned Stimulus (CS) and the biologically significant stimulus (sadness) is called the Unconditioned Stimulus (US).
Among the topics are drug-induced suppression of conditioned stimulus intake, mechanisms of overshadowing and potentiation in flavor aversion conditioning, the role of estradiol in the hormonal modulation of conditioned taste avoidance, and the chemical aversion treatment of alcoholism.
We assumed further that the receiver's physiological process can be used as a conditioned stimulus in the paradigm of classical conditioning.
For each trial, a 5-sec conditioned stimulus (CS), consisting of a buzzer and light, was followed by a 5-sec unconditioned stimulus (UCS), which included a scrambled shock of 0.