conditioned responseconditioned response
a reflex in which the response (e.g., secretion of saliva in a dog) is occasioned by a secondary stimulus (e.g., the ringing of a bell) repeatedly associated with the primary stimulus (e.g., the sight of meat)
also conditioned reflex
A new or modified response elicited by a stimulus after conditioning. Also called conditioned reflex .
(plural conditioned responses)
- a conditioned reflex