Sometimes used in psychology to describe an activity, often cognitive , that comes between a stimulus and a response is called mediate.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Mediate
- Being between the two extremes; middle; interposed; intervening; intermediate.
- Acting by means, or by an intervening cause or instrument; not direct or immediate; acting or suffering through an intervening agent or condition.
- Gained or effected by a medium or condition.
- To be in the middle, or between two; to intervene.
- To interpose between parties, as the equal friend of each, esp. for the purpose of effecting a reconciliation or agreement; as, to mediate between nations.
2. Mediate
- To effect by mediation or interposition; to bring about as a mediator, instrument, or means; as, to mediate a peace.
- To divide into two equal parts.
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