A procedure in which the conditioned stimulus is presented shortly after the unconditioned stimulus on each trial.
A test procedure that identifies a stimulus as a conditioned inhibitor if that stimulus reduces the responding elicited by a conditioned excitatory stimulus. Also called summation test.
conditional or conditioned response (CR)
The response that comes to be made to the conditioned stimulus as a result of classical conditioning.
conditional or conditioned stimulus (CS)
A stimulus that does not elicit a particular response initially, but comes to do so as a result of becoming associated with an unconditioned stimulus.
• “any stimulus that, although initially neutral, comes to elicit a response because it has been associated with an unconditioned stimulus”
•The dog is now salivating to the sound of the metronome-- this R required training (conditioning).
•The sound of the metronome is now called a conditioned stimulus (CS).
conditioned emotional response (CER)
Suppression of positively reinforced instrumental behavior (e.g., lever pressing for food pellets) caused by the presentation of a stimulus that has become associated with an aversive stimulus. Also called conditioned suppression.
A training episode involving presentation of a conditioned stimulus with (or without) an unconditioned stimulus.