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Unconditioned Response

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A answer it can be a reaction to a stimulus or a response to a request or a call. The adjective conditioned , meanwhile, is related to a condition.

A unconditioned response is the one that arises in a natural and innate way : You do not need, therefore, a learning process. Different is the case of a conditioned response , which requires the subject to learn to respond from a previous experience.

The unconditioned response, in short, does not require the condition of learning to develop. These responses are part of the natural and birth skills that has a person or an animal. A typical example of unconditional response is the fact secrete saliva when observing a food . When we are facing a meal that we like very much, we are "Makes water" the mouth because the body begins to prepare for digestion and needs saliva to perform the process.

One of the clearest examples of unconditioned response is Pavlov's famous theory that was sustained in dogs and how they proceed to salivate when they have food in front of them. But not only that but also in the fact that they also began to salivate at the time that other stimuli related to food appeared, such as footsteps or certain noises.

For this reason, he began to work because he perceived that these dogs not only behaved in that way, salivating, as a way of being able to meet the biological needs they had, to feed themselves, but also as a way of acting after an apprenticeship.

Hence, he proceeded to use meat and bells to work with these pets. In this way he got them not only to be able to salivate when they saw the meat but also when the meat was accompanied by the sound of a bell and even when they only heard it.

His experiment was called classical conditioning, in which both generalization and acquisition, extinction or discrimination of stimuli play a fundamental role.

Another unconditioned response is to react with sneeze when a particle irritates the nasal mucosa. In that case, the person will sneeze and expel a lot of air through the mouth and nose. This answer is unconditioned since no human being needs to learn to sneeze: on the contrary, it is born with that type of reaction already incorporated into its scheme.

In certain cases, conditional responses and unconditional responses to a stimulus . If a child touches boiling water, he will immediately withdraw his hand through a reflex (natural) act. That experience and the subsequent explanations of his parents will also generate a conditioned response: every time he meets boiling water, he will move away so as not to burn again.

In many cases the conditioned responses are the result of dramatic situations that have come to live at some point. Thus, for example, if a person has fallen from a boat and has been about to die drowned, when in contact with large areas of water or in situations that may remind them of the life will establish an answer that will be to feel real fear

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