from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Psychology A previously neutral stimulus that, after repeated association with an unconditioned stimulus, elicits the response effected by the unconditioned stimulus itself.
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- n. the stimulus that is the occasion for a conditioned response
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Sickened, I tried to wave them away but the sight of me was a conditioned stimulus for feeding and they grew more enthusiastic, feasting and slurping, scaly gourmands.