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participants encounter a stimulus (designated the "conditional stimulus" or CS and being one without inherent significance) is paired with an unconditional stimulus or US, so named because it is biologically significant (e.g. food, sex, drug, pain), so that the participant responds to the former in a way that conveys his or her association of the two; subtypes of classical conditioning vary the temporal relationship between the CS and US.


classical conditioning task

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pavlovian conditioning task has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS
Phenotypes associated with pavlovian conditioning task


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Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.


In the Cognitive Atlas, we define a contrast as any function over experimental conditions. The simplest contrast is the indicator value for a specific condition; more complex contrasts include linear or nonlinear functions of the indicator across different experimental conditions.

percentage of CR to CS
percentage of UR to US

An indicator is a specific quantitative or qualitative variable that is recorded for analysis. These may include behavioral variables (such as response time, accuracy, or other measures of performance) or physiological variables (including genetics, psychophysiology, or brain imaging data).


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