Stimulus

An environmental change capable of inciting a change in the activities of an organism without itself providing energy for the new activities.

stimulus

A goad or type of defensive trap.

stimulus

(Humans as organisms) something that causes a response; a sense impression that sets off a reaction in the nervous system - for example, light, heat, sound, gravity, smell, taste, or temperature. The plural is stimuli.

Stimulus

A stimulus is something that causes a physiological or psychological response: It may also refer to: == See also == ...
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Stimulus

• (v. t.) A goad; hence, something that rouses the mind or spirits; an incentive; as, the hope of gain is a powerful stimulus to labor and action. • (v. t.) That which excites or produces a temporary increase of vital action, either in the whole organism or in any of its parts; especially (Physiol.), any substance or agent capable of evok...
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Stimulus

'Goad'. type of defensive trap.
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stimulus

(from the article `aggressive behaviour`) ...electrical signals generated by modified muscles). Often full attack is elicited by a combination of such cues. And yet aggression is not an ... a physiological principle that relates response to stimulus in excitable tissues. It was first established for the contraction of heart muscle by ....
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stimulus

(stim´u-lәs) any agent, act, or influence that produces a physiological or psychological response.
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Stimulus

[economics] In economics, stimulus refers to attempts to use monetary or fiscal policy (or stabilization policy in general) to stimulate the economy. Stimulus can also refer to monetary policies like lowering interest rates and quantitative easing. Often the underlying assumption is that due to a recession the production and hence also the ...
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Stimulus

[physiology] In physiology, a stimulus (plural stimuli) is a detectable change in the internal or external environment. The ability of an organism or organ to respond to external stimuli is called sensitivity. When a stimulus is applied to a sensory receptor, it normally elicits or influences a reflex via stimulus transduction. These sensor...
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Stimulus

[psychology] In psychology, a stimulus is an energy pattern (such as light or sound) which is registered by the senses. In behaviorism and related stimulus–response theories, a stimulus constitutes the basis for behavior, whereas it constitutes the basis for perception in perceptual psychology. In the second half of the 19th century, the ...
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Stimulus

Stim'u·lus noun ; plural Stimuli . [ Latin , for stigmulus , akin to Latin instigare to stimulate. See Instigare , Stick , transitive verb ] 1. A goad; hence, something that rouses the mind or spirits; an incentive; as, the h...
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stimulus

A change in the environment. If the stimulus has no affect on the animal, it is a neutral stimulus. A stimulus that stands out in the environment €` that the animal notices more than other environmental stimuli €` is a salient stimulus. A stimulus that causes a change of state in the animal €` for example, causes him to perform a specific beh...
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Stimulus

A physical or chemical change in the environment that leads to a response controlled by the nervous
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Stimulus

An environmental event capable of being detected by sensory receptors.
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Stimulus

An environmental event capable of being detected by sensory receptors.
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stimulus

any information or event that acts to arouse action
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stimulus

any information or event that acts to arouse action
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stimulus

Anything that elicits a physiological response.
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stimulus

Change in the environment of an organism that the organism can detect and respond to. These changes may be noise, light, heat, or pressure. The changes are detected by specialized cells called receptors. The skin contains many receptors for heat, touch, pressure, and pain. Sometimes the receptors are found in an organ which is so specialized for th...
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stimulus

external force, or other input, applied to a system
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stimulus

external input acting on a system and capable in principle of provoking a response from that system
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stimulus

Origin: L, for stigmulus, akin to L. Instigare to stimulate. See Instigare, Stick. ... 1. A goad; hence, something that rouses the mind or spirits; an incentive; as, the hope of gain is a powerful stimulus to labour and action. ... 2. <physiology> That which excites or produces a temporary increase of vital action, either in the whole organis...
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Stimulus

Psychological term for an object, event, or person. Plural stimuli.
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Stimulus

See target.
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