subliminal stimulus


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sub·thresh·old stim·u·lus

a stimulus too weak to evoke a response.

subliminal stimulus

A stimulus that is weaker than a threshold stimulus.
See also: stimulus
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In a study examining the cognitive rather than the affective consequences of a subliminal stimulus, Johnson and Lubke (1975) asked participants to "solve" a conceptual problem that had been presented to them earlier by using ESP to pick from among several envelopes the one containing the solution.
There are two control conditions that ideally should be used to evaluate the effect of a subliminal stimulus.
Our aim was to test whether the target presented only as a subliminal stimulus to the agent would be sufficient for sending to the percipient, who would be in the ganzfeld.