Definition

Conditioned stimulus (CS)

Conditioned stimulus (CS) is a once-neutral stimulus that has been paired with an unconditioned stimulus to bring about a response formerly caused only by the unconditioned stimulus.


Conditioned stimulus is a stimulus that is originally in effective in eliciting a given response but becomes effective after a process of Conditioning.

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