Important characteristics of Short Delay Conditioning:
Consider the unconditioned reflex whereby food elicits (US) elicits salivation (UR). In Short Delay Conditioning, a tone (NS) might sound immediately before the food (US) is presented. Consequently, the tone (CS) may come to elicit salivation (CR) even in the absence of food. The eliciting effect of the tone would probably be greater than compared to any other temporal relation between it and the food delivery.