Stimuli are things that provoke a response or activity, or that cause organs or tissues in the body to react in a certain way.noun
Bright lights that make your eyes squint shut are an example of visual stimuli.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Variant of stimulus
noun pl. stimuli
- something that rouses or incites to action or increased action; incentive
- Physiol., Psychol. any action or agent that causes or changes an activity in an organism, organ, or part, as something that excites an end organ, starts a nerve impulse, activates a muscle, etc.
Origin: L, a goad, sting, torment, pang, spur, incentive: see style
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