classical conditioning: pairing the stimuli

Classical conditioning (also Pavlovian conditioning or respondent conditioning) is a form of learning in which the conditioned stimulus or CS, comes to {signal } the occurrence of a second {stimulus}[expect a stimulus…!!!, trigger…], the unconditioned stimulus or US.

Conditioning is usually done by pairing the two stimuli, as in Pavlov’s classic experiments.

[Pavlov, I.P. (1927/1960). Conditional Reflexes. New York: Dover Publications (the 1960 edition is not an unaltered republication of the 1927 translation by Oxford University Press http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Pavlov/]

via: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_conditioning

also: http://eidetisch.tumblr.com/post/45508542377/a-stimulus-is-a-factor-that-causes-a-response-in

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