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conditioned response

a response that does not occur naturally in the animal but that may be developed by regular association of some physiologic function with an unrelated outside event, such as ringing of a bell or flashing of a light. Soon the physiological function starts whenever the outside event occurs. Called also conditioned reflex. See also conditioning.
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1. The process of acquiring, developing, educating, establishing, learning, or training new responses in an individual. Used to describe both respondent and operant behavior; in both usages, refers to a change in the frequency or form of behavior as a result of the influence of the environment.
2. The application of a structured training program to prepare cardiovascular, muscular, and psychological readiness in human, canine, and equine athletes for competition or strenuous events.

con·di·tioned re·flex (CR),

a reflex that is gradually developed by training and association through the frequent repetition of a definite stimulus. See: conditioning.
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conditioned response

n. Psychology
A new or modified response elicited by a stimulus after conditioning. Also called conditioned reflex.
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con·di·tioned re·sponse

(kŏn-dish'ŭnd rĕ-spons')
A response already in a person's repertoire but through repeated pairings with its natural stimulus, has been acquired or conditioned anew to a previously neutral or conditioned stimulus.
See: conditioning
Compare: unconditioned response
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Those stimuli could control strong conditioned responses in anticipation of the large reward.
Abbreviations AMT: Active motor threshold CRs: Conditioned responses CS: Conditioned stimulus DCN: Deep cerebellar nuclei EBCC: Eyeblink classical conditioning EMG: Electromyography FDI: First dorsal interosseous ISI: Interstimulus interval MEPs: Motor evoked potentials TBS: Theta-burst stimulation TMS: Transcranial magnetic stimulation ST: Somatosensory threshold US: Unconditioned stimulus.
In novel situations, some degree of agency is demanded because individuals must do something 'different' in circumstances for which they have no conditioned response. In patterned situations, however, I surmised that individuals have little to no capacity for agency without at least some degree of reflexivity.
consolidated memory; CR, conditioned response; CS, conditioned stimulus; LLD, long-lasting depolarization; LTM, long-term memory; NSW, natural seawater; PKC, protein kinase C; Ro-32, Ro-32-0432, or bisindolylmaleimide-XI; RTE, random training event; STM, short-term memory; TE, training event; UCR, unconditioned response; US, unconditioned stimulus.
We hoped that we would also detect the conditioned response in advance of the unconditioned shock stimulus.
The conditioned response misses the point, and we go on our way seeking fulfillment through a religious code.
Video games, some based on movies and television series, program exactly the same automatic, conditioned response and increasing skill level in children, often in marksmanship.
If anything, data from this current study this would suggest a conditioned `drug like' response rather than a compensatory (drug opposite) conditioned response as hypothesised.
In fact, Harry Burt and his invention are the living embodiment of Pavlov's Conditioned Response. At the sound of jingling bells, people's mouths would water for his creation.
Some investigators have proposed and have begun to demonstrate that a behaviorally conditioned response to odor could explain some MCS cases (22-24).
Officers set aside their moral objections in favor of the conditioned response.
The military and law enforcement community have made killing a conditioned response. This has substantially raised the firing rate on the modern battlefield.