HyperDic: fechner[s_law

English > 1 sense of the expression Fechner's law:
NOUNcognitionFechner's law, Weber-Fechner law(psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to the logarithm of the stimulus intensity
English > Fechner's law: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
Meaning(psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to the logarithm of the stimulus intensity; based on early work by E. H. Weber.
SynonymWeber-Fechner law
CategorypsychophysicsThe branch of psychology concerned with quantitative relations between physical stimuli and their psychological effects
Broaderlaw, law of natureA generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature

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