The stimulus–response model is a characterization of a statistical unit (such as a neuron) as a black box model, predicting a quantitative response to a quantitative stimulus, for example one administered by a researcher. The Model is well used in 'study of consumer response' to various stimulus as - Business Environment and Marketing Mix.
Fields of application
The object of a stimulus–response model is to establish a mathematical function that describes the relation f between the stimulus x and the expected value (or other measure of location) of the response Y:
A common simplification assumed for such functions is linear, thus we expect to see a relationship like
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