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  Stimulus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stimulus (physiology), in physiology, is something external that elicits or influences a physiological or psychological activity or response
In psychology, anything effectively impinging upon any of the sensory apparatuses of a living organism, including physical phenomena both internal and external to the body.
In other fields, a stimulus is anything that may have an impact on a system; an input to the system.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stimulus   (168 words)

 Stimulus (physiology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In physiology, a stimulus is a detectable change in the internal or external environment.
When a stimulus is applied to a sensory receptor, it elicits or influences a reflex via stimulus transduction.
A stimulus is often the first component of a homeostatic control system.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stimulus_(physiology)   (94 words)

 Principles for Economic Stimulus, 1/6/03
The objectives of an economic stimulus should be to restore confidence, increase employment and investment, and assist those in need during the downturn without creating a structural deficit.
The stimulus should not be limited to particularly industries, but should “achieve the greatest possible stimulus effect per dollar spent” by targeting individuals likely to spend additional funds and businesses likely to increase investment and employment.
Stimulus proposals that worsen the long-term fiscal situation will make these challenges even more excruciating to deal with and ultimately lead to larger tax increases and cuts in programs, or to larger budget deficits.
www.cbpp.org /1-6-03tax3.htm   (2016 words)

 ACM Stimulus-Response Paper
Thus, the designer always demonstrates a triggering stimulus operation, but as she does she can demonstrate a condition that must be true for the stimulus to trigger its response.
She then demonstrates a stimulus of moving the accelerator slider bar, and a response of moving the car, and marks the response as periodic.
When the stimulus is changed, either with the dialog or by a stimulus demonstration, the corresponding timeline (middle of Figure 6) shows only the responses corresponding to that stimulus.
www.usfca.edu /~wolberd/pbd/bookVersion2.htm   (6247 words)

STIMULUS is an improvisational experiment, infusing pulsating lights and live music to bring exciting stories, characters and themes full circle for an evening of make believe theater.
STIMULUS had two successful runs at the East Hall Theater and NW Actors Studio in 2005, and most recently was an official selection of the 2006 Seattle Festival of Improvisational Theater.
STIMULUS is Jen Zadikow, Matt Owens, Jen Rizor, Lori Lee Haener, Jerry Haener.
www.myspace.com /stimulators   (396 words)

 Generating jobs and growth
Thus, a stimulus package that is both effective and fiscally prudent must consist of new but temporary spending, coupled with an immediate but temporary tax cut in the form of a wage bonus.
Though it is widely agreed that some form of economic stimulus is needed, the meaning of “stimulus” and the characteristics that an effective stimulus package should have are not very clear in current policy discussions.
A “permanent” stimulus package is unnecessary and could adversely affect the fiscal position of the federal government five or 10 years from now.
www.epinet.org /briefingpapers/bp_2002_12_stimulus.html   (2752 words)

 Perspectives on the Tax Stimulus Debate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
If a stimulus package is desired and if tax elements are a part of the package, the tax elements should be designed with the current economic and budget outlook in mind.
It is also worth emphasizing that stimulus can be provided via new government spending on purchases of goods and services or via increased government transfer payments, such as unemployment insurance.
Second, whatever the magnitude of the short-term problem, it is worth noting that a significant amount of economic stimulus has already been provided, including $40 billion in rebates during the summer, $40 billion in spending for defense, rescue and recovery, and the airline bailout.
www.brookings.edu /views/testimony/gale/20011025.htm   (1979 words)

 Stimulus - All-in-One Digital Media Browser and Manager   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Stimulus 4 is not yet available as a Universal Binary, but it should run fine on Intel Macs under Rosetta.
Unauthorized distribution or resale of Stimulus is strictly prohibited.
Stimulus and the Stimulus "eyes" are trademarks of Electric Butterfly, Inc.
www.ebutterfly.com /stimulus/index.asp   (514 words)

 Bush's Economic Report Card: Timely Stimulus, Poor "Bang for the Buck," Disastrous Budgeting
On balance, Bush Administration deserves an "A" for quick reaction to the economic downturn in 2001, a "C-" for the effectiveness of its short-term stimulus policies, and an "F" for his management of the federal budget and long-term deficits.
Rapid application of fiscal stimulus in the summer of 2001 combined with historically low interest rates to prop up U.S. economic activity in spite of serious economic "shocks." Fiscal stimulus helped prevent a debilitating bout of deflation (a prolonged downward trend in prices that can paralyze economic activity for years).
There are two possible explanations: (1) supply-side incentives, which could create faster economic growth in the long run, despite the lack of effectiveness as short-run stimulus, (2) an expected "starve the beast" effect, in which lower tax revenues force Congress to restrain spending.
www.centrists.org /pages/2004/07/31_lemieux_econ.html   (1165 words)

 CNN.com - Democrats to release stimulus plan - Jan. 4, 2003
Dismissing President Bush's as-yet-unreleased economic stimulus plan as a "Trojan horse," incoming House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday congressional Democrats would release their own plan Monday -- one day before the administration is to unveil its ideas.
Pelosi announced the Democratic schedule at a news conference, and she too criticized the president's plan as ineffective, fiscally irresponsible and weighted toward the wealthy.
She said a plan under consideration to reduce the tax on dividends could cost as much as one-quarter of a trillion dollars over a 10-year period.
www.cnn.com /2003/ALLPOLITICS/01/04/democrats.stimulus/index.html   (716 words)

 CBO Evaluates Major Stimulus Proposals in New Report - 1/9/02
The least effective stimulus proposals are those that would accelerate reductions in marginal income tax rates, repeal the corporate Alternative Minimum Tax, reduce capital gains tax rates, and allow deferred taxation of certain (subpart F) income earned overseas by multinational corporations from financial activities.
Not only are these costs poorly targeted in terms of stimulus, occurring in years when the economy is expected to be in recovery, by they also add unnecessary costs in years when the budget outlook has deteriorated and deficits are now expected.
On the grounds that the provision would yield economic stimulus, the stimulus bill the House passed in October would have made the provision permanent, while the recent House stimulus bill extends the provision for five years.
www.cbpp.org /1-9-02tax.htm   (2173 words)

 Applying to the STIMULUS project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Participation in the STIMULUS programme also involves attending an orientation session at the start of the term (when volunteers are matched with a particular school at a mutually convenient visiting time) and also a training session during the school half term.
The National Curriculum requires much more science, ICT and technology to be taught in primary schools than when you were there and there is a shortage of science teachers and maths specialists.
This is either organised in one lesson a week in school for 6 to 10 weeks or alternatively in an intensive programme over 3 days in the part of the school term which occurs in a University vacation.
www.stimulus.maths.org /application/apply.html   (590 words)

 Stimulus Foundation
STIMULUS BOOKS are developed by the Stimulus Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, and are published by Paulist Press.
Stimulus Foundation was established by an erstwhile refugee from Nazi Germany who intends to contribute with these publications to the improvement of communication between Jews and Christians.
Mahwah, N.J. The Stimulus Foundation is a non-for-profit organization, who's mission is to improve communications between Christians and Jews, through the publication of scholarly books on Jewish and Christian topics that are of importance to Judiasm and Christianity.
www.stimulusfoundation.org /index.htm   (331 words)

 Pavlov: Programming By Stimulus-Response Demonstration
Because the stimulus object has also been signified as important, relationships found concerning it and the response object are shown at the top of the list of found conditions.
A second complication to the response semantics is similar to that discussed in the stimulus section: if the demonstrated response object is representative of a set, the response is applied to the entire set during execution (or a subset, as defined by a context conditional [13]).
The formula for R illustrates that the system infers the first parameter of the stimulus to be related to the first parameter of the response, the second to the second, and so on.
www.usfca.edu /~wolberd/chi96.html   (5671 words)

 stimulus | fresh graphic design + pure communications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Stimulus specializes in unique, smart creative solutions in any form.
Stimulus works with global fortune 500 clients, ad/marketing agencies to free work for our friends and families, and will do basically anything (well...
Stimulus is a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), NAICS Code(s) 541430, 541810 certified by the Florida Regional Minority Business Council, Inc.
www.stimulus.org   (466 words)

 Senate Blocks Stimulus Plan - CBS News
Daschle blamed the demise of the stimulus bill on Republicans for insisting on attaching major tax cuts with little bearing on the immediate recession, such as amendments ensuring that the estate tax repeal stays in place and making all of the 10-year, $1.35 trillion tax cut permanent.
Bush expressed his regrets Tuesday at the apparent defeat of the stimulus package, which he has been pushing since October to boost an economy that began a downturn in March and was rocked again by the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Daschle, who was labeled an "obstructionist" by Republicans because of the stimulus deadlock, suggested in January that the Senate pass a bare-bones stimulus bill composed of the most popular items.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2002/02/05/politics/main328325.shtml   (981 words)

 CNN.com - Economic stimulus bill likely to die in Senate - February 6, 2002
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Senate was poised Wednesday to deal a final blow to stalled economic stimulus legislation, as both Democratic and Republican versions of the bill were expected to fail during procedural votes.
Dianne Feinstein, D-California, a key Senate moderate who has supported Bush on economic issues, said Saturday she would not vote for a stimulus bill.
The economic stimulus legislation has been floundering in Congress since last year.
archives.cnn.com /2002/ALLPOLITICS/02/06/economic.stimulus.1012/index.html   (587 words)

 CNN.com - House passes new stimulus measure - December 20, 2001
In an unusual move, his first of several stops was with the House Democratic Caucus, where economic stimulus was not mentioned.
During his brief appearance he thanked members for their cooperation during his first year as president, several of those present said.
Republicans have rejected Democratic calls for direct health insurance aid for the unemployed, saying the Democrats would extend the same benefits to people who left their jobs voluntarily or who took early retirement.
edition.cnn.com /2001/ALLPOLITICS/12/19/rec.congress.stimulus   (852 words)

 Stimulus Partners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Stimulus' national account base consists of clients needing corporate identity pieces, collateral materials, web site design, marketing programs, management of information services and Internet connectivity, sometimes needing solutions we choose to not carry in-house.
Our partners provide Stimulus with an enormous amount of custom solutions allowing Stimulus to manage a wide range of services and design options under one roof.
Our partners retain Stimulus to develop co-branded projects allowing our staff to continually learn new technologies and design implementations.
www.stimulusdesign.com /partners.shtml   (201 words)

 Visual Stimulus - Provoking Response through Sight
Not only is Visual Stimulus the channel for all of our design-related services, but we also aspire to build an online cooperative for creative people from all walks of life.
We hope to make Visual Stimulus a useful and dynamic exchange for all types of artists, designers and just anyone wanting to be visually stimulated, challenged and edified.
If you'd like to be a part of Visual Stimulus, please feel free to contact Jess or join our mailing list to keep informed about VS developments.
www.visual-stimulus.com /vs/about.html   (227 words)

 Online NewsHour Update: Economic Stimulus Packages- October 25, 2001
Lawmakers from both parties acknowledge the final economic stimulus package will probably not pass in the current House form because most Democrats and some Republicans say it slants too heavily in favor of corporations and wealthy Americans.
Democrats unsuccessfully proposed a $125 billion alternative stimulus package that would pay for a $300 rebate, $3 billion for school construction and a series of other tax benefits by freezing the top income tax rate at 38.6 percent.
Daschle stressed any economic stimulus package should include temporary rather than permanent tax cuts and be evenly divided between spending and tax relief.
www.pbs.org /search/newshour/redir/http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/october01/stimulus_10-25.html   (517 words)

 Response to stimulus - Gene Category - Genetics Home Reference
A change in state or activity of a cell or an organism (in terms of movement, secretion, enzyme production, gene expression, etc.) as a result of a biotic stimulus, a stimulus caused or produced by a living organism.
A change in state or activity of a cell or an organism (in terms of movement, secretion, enzyme production, gene expression, etc.) as a result of a stimulus indicating the organism is under stress.
The series of events required for an organism to receive a sensory stimulus, convert it to a molecular signal, and recognize and characterize the signal.
ghr.nlm.nih.gov /ghr/genesByCategory/show/GO_0008150,GO_0050896   (252 words)

 The first sample experiment
There are two types of attribute for each event, the stimulus attribute, which controls the 'appearance' of the stimulus, and the event attribute which controls the way in which Psycope handles the event.
It is advisable to consider the experiment as a whole - you are wanting to record responses, so moving onto the next stimulus immediately is not required - this is where you set up the use of the button box.
The procedure for this stimulus needs to be repeated for each individual stimulus (but later we will look at a way that you can specify on stimulus/condition/attribute sequence for a group of events).
www.ling.ed.ac.uk /~eddie/exper7.htm   (1909 words)

 Stimulus - Vista Lab Manual   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
If the subject is foveating at the middle of the screen, the largest stimulus size is about 14.5 degrees on either side (radius).
Not the best quality of projection; in particular, if the mirror isn't well positioned or the focus is a little off, the subject may have problems maintaining vergence later in the session (e.g., see two fixation points).
You need to connect to your stimulus monitor via the five BNC connectors (red, blue, green, horizontal, and vertical), from the long cables connected to the monitor over to the leads in the corner of the magnet room by the pads and blankets.
white.stanford.edu /newlm/index.php/Stimulus   (543 words)

 The Stimulus Scam
In the bipartisan spirit of the moment, the president signed off on principles drawn up by leaders of both budget committees: that the stimulus package be balanced between spending and tax cuts, be temporary in duration to avoid running up permanent deficits, be targeted to those most in need, and have immediate effect.
The lobbyists realized the growing support forming behind a stimulus package presented them with a great chance to pocket tax breaks that they'd sought for years -- to the tune of tens of billions of dollars.
Senate Democrats responded by coughing up a surprisingly decent economic stimulus bill of their own, one that hews far closer to the initial criteria, featuring spending on domestic security, help for unemployed workers and temporary investment credits rather than open-ended tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy.
www.motherjones.com /commentary/columns/2001/11/stimulus.html   (1441 words)

 CNN.com - Stalled stimulus bill triggers finger-pointing - November 26, 2001
In the Senate, where the Democrats and Republicans have sharply different views on how to best stimulate the economy, neither side has been able to muster the 60 votes it takes to stop one side from blocking the other's bill.
Democrats say privately they eventually will likely shift strategy for their homeland security spending package and drop demands that it be included in the economic stimulus bill.
Before the Thanksgiving recess, a group of centrists in the Senate unveiled a compromise package for economic stimulus they hope could be the basis for bipartisan talks.
edition.cnn.com /2001/ALLPOLITICS/11/26/congress.stimulus/index.html   (566 words)

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