Covert Response

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Definition

A covert response is a Response made internal to the body, which is unobservable by external viewers.

Definition Source

JT and AL

Synonyms

Parent Entity

Response

Example

In a study of mental imagery, the silent visualization of an image by the subject is a covert response.

Logical Restrictions

A covert response cannot be characterized by a Response Modality since it is covert.

Comments

Covert responses may be indirectly measurable, as in the galvanic skin response after being startled by a loud noise, or EEG modification during a neural feedback study.

If it is not a movement of the body, it's covert.

Holding one's breath, however, is overt.

BrainMap (2009) does not represent covert responses, but represents the lack of an overt response via Response Modality = None and Response Type = None.

Created Date

2010/02/01

Curator

JT and AL

Curation Status

curation complete Dec 2010

URI

http://www.cogpo.org/ontologies/CogPOver2010.owl#COGPO_00176

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