HyperDic: psychophysics

English > 1 sense of the word psychophysics:
NOUNcognitionpsychophysicsthe branch of psychology concerned with quantitative relations between physical stimuli and their psychological effects
English > psychophysics: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe branch of psychology concerned with quantitative relations between physical stimuli and their psychological effects.
Category ofFechner's law, Weber-Fechner law(psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to the logarithm of the stimulus intensity
Stevens' law, power law, Stevens' power law(psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to a power of the stimulus intensity
Weber's law(psychophysics) the concept that a just-noticeable difference in a stimulus is proportional to the magnitude of the original stimulus
just-noticeable difference, jnd(psychophysics) the difference between two stimuli that (under properly controlled experimental conditions) is detected as often as it is undetected
Broaderexperimental psychology, psychonomicsThe branch of psychology that uses experimental methods to study psychological issues
Spanishpsicofísica
Catalanpsicofísica
Nounspsychophysicista psychologist trained in psychophysics

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