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Unconditioned stimulus

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Definition

noun, plural: unconditioned stimuli

In classical conditioning, it is a type of stimulus that evokes an unconditioned response.


Supplement

For example, food as an unconditioned stimulus causes a hungry animal to salivate. Salivation is the unconditioned behavioural response.


Compare: conditioned stimulus

See also: classical conditioning