Stimulus may refer to:

  • Stimulus (physiology), something external that influences an activity
  • Stimulus (psychology), a concept in behaviorism and perception
  • Input to a system in other fields
  • Economic stimulus:
    • For government spending as stimulus see Fiscal policy
    • For an increase in money designed to speed growth see Monetary policy
    • For general information about economic stimulus see Stimulus (economic)

Famous quotes containing the word stimulus:

    Decisive inventions and discoveries always are initiated by an intellectual or moral stimulus as their actual motivating force, but, usually, the final impetus to human action is given by material impulses ... merchants stood as a driving force behind the heroes of the age of discovery; this first heroic impulse to conquer the world emanated from very mortal forces—in the beginning, there was spice.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)