PROXIMAL STIMULUS

Physical energy from a stimulus that then directly stimulates the sense organ or receptor in the organ.

PROXIMAL STIMULUS: "Light is a proximal stimulus."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PROXIMAL STIMULUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/proximal-stimulus/ (accessed December 1, 2020).
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