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stimulus
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

6 uses
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Definition
something that creates growth or excitement, or something that causes an action
in various senses, including:
  • economic stimulus — something that makes the economy grow
  • biological or psychological stimulus — something that makes the body react in a particular way such as when more light make the eye pupil shrink, or when lack of sleep causes stress
  • Elementary logic was introduced, elementary stimulus-response theory was brought in, and from these a progression was made to an understanding of how to develop an essay.
    Part 2 (97% in)
  • The easiest intellectual analogue of pure Quality that people in our environment can understand is that 'Quality is the response of an organism to its environment' (he used this example because his chief questioners seemed to see things in terms of stimulus-response behavior theory).
    Part 3 (45% in)
  • Quality is the continuing stimulus which our environment puts upon us to create the world in which we live.
    Part 3 (45% in)
  • That's what he meant when he said, "Quality is the continuing stimulus which causes us to create the world in which we live.
    Part 4 (26% in)
  • You know something and then the Quality stimulus hits and then you try to define the Quality stimulus, but to define it all you've got to work with is what you know.
    Part 4 (27% in)
  • You know something and then the Quality stimulus hits and then you try to define the Quality stimulus, but to define it all you've got to work with is what you know.
    Part 4 (27% in)

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