, or Conditioned Reflex
- A learned
response to a specific conditioned stimulus
through association (temporal pairing) with some other stimulus that already produces the desired response.
In classical conditioning
experiments, such as those performed by Pavlov
, the "other
" stimulus is often an unconditioned stimulus
), which is a stimulus that produces an innate response (an unconditioned response
, or UR). That is, a response that the animal exhibits from birth.
Learned responses are learned behaviors. Many learned behaviors may ultimately be traceable to conditioned associations with unconditioned stimuli