subliminal stimulus


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sub·thresh·old stim·u·lus

a stimulus too weak to evoke a response.
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subliminal stimulus

A stimulus that is weaker than a threshold stimulus.
See also: stimulus
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In order to gain more insight into the role of conditioned effects on placebo and nocebo effects in pain, research on implicit conditioning should be expanded and diversified, as previous studies mostly did not directly test for contingency awareness and typically focused on subliminal conditioning, which has some pitfalls (e.g., intra- and interindividually varying threshold for subliminal stimulus presentation).
Originally, emotion resulting from a subliminal stimulus was defined as implicit emotion.
Therefore, a subliminal stimulus, by definition, is below the level of an individual's conscious awareness.