Bridging stimulus

An event markerEvent marker A signal used to mark desired behavior at the instant it occurs. The clicker is an event marker. that identifies the desired response and “bridges” the time between the response and the delivery of the primary reinforcerPrimary reinforcer A reinforcer that the animal is born needing. Food, water, and sex are primary reinforcers.  .

The clickerClicker A toy noisemaker. Animal trainers make use of the clicker as an event marker to mark a desired response. The sound of the clicker is an excellent marker because it is unique, quick, and consistent. is a bridging stimulusBridging stimulus An event marker that identifies the desired response and “bridges” the time between the response and the delivery of the primary reinforcer. The clicker is a bridging stimulus