Stimulus Modality

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Definition

The quality of the sensory perception of an explicit stimulus.

Definition Source

JT and AL

Synonyms

Parent Entity

BFO: Quality

Example

A tone that is heard by a subject in an experiment is characterized as having an auditory modality. If the subject tastes something, that explicit stimulus is characterized as having the gustatory modality.

Logical Restrictions

Any explicit stimulus will be characterized as having at least one stimulus modality.

Comments

In BrainMap (2009) this term refers to "the sensory mechanism through which the subject was stimulated". That is, what was used to stimulate one of their five senses while they were in the scanner?

A single explicit stimulus may have multiple stimulus modalities.

Created Date

2009/11/17

Curator

JT and AL

Curation Status

curation complete Dec 2010

URI

http://www.cogpo.org/ontologies/CogPOver1.owl#COGPO_00124

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