Definition of Conditioned stimulus

1. Noun. The stimulus that is the occasion for a conditioned response.

Generic synonyms: Input, Stimulant, Stimulation, Stimulus

Medical Definition of Conditioned stimulus

1. A stimulus applied to one of the sense organs (e.g., receptors of vision, hearing, touch) which are an essential and integral part of the neural mechanism underlying a conditioned reflex. See: classical conditioning, higher order conditioning. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conditioned Stimulus

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conditioned avoidance response
conditioned emotion
conditioned emotional response
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conditioned medium
conditioned reaction
conditioned reflex
conditioned reflexes
conditioned response
conditioned responses
conditioned stimulus (current term)
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Literary usage of Conditioned stimulus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1906)
"When this is employed as a conditioned stimulus each two notes together and each separate note of the chord produce an effect, but the notes played two and ..."

2. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"A conditioned stimulus can be made an inhibitory one. Suppose that a sound and a light are made, each for itself, active, that is, associated with ..."

3. Child Behavior; a Critical and Experimental Study of Young Children by the by Florence Mateer (1918)
"The stimulus which is the excitant of this conditioned reflex is called the "conditioned" stimulus. The conditioned reflex is established as follows : At ..."

4. Elements of Psychology by Sydney Herbert Mellone, Margaret Drummond (1907)
"Pawlow called a conditioned stimulus, and he set out to determine its laws. He found that a conditioned stimulus ceases to bring about the reflex, ..."

5. American Annals of the Deaf by Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf (1909)
"He next substituted a new conditioned stimulus for that usually supplied through the nose and eye. When food was placed in the dog's mouth, a given note on ..."

6. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States (1994)
"In potentiated startle, information from the conditioned stimulus (light cue) and ... After pairing with shock, the conditioned stimulus can activate the ..."

7. Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction a Report of the Surgeon by C. Everett Koop, M.D., DIANE Publishing Company (1988)
"MORRISON, CF, STEPHENSON, JA Nicotine injections as the conditioned stimulus in discrimination learning. Psychopharmacologia 15:351-360, 1969. ..."

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