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A study of the sensory threshold

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This thesis is concerned with the problem of defining the processes by which a subject selects a response to a stimulus. Initially certain topics in two areas of research, sensory scaling and threshold measurement, are revived. In relation to the first the conflict between Fechner's law, which is derived from threshold measurements, and the more recent 'power law' given by 'direct methods' of scaling, is examined. It is shown that this conflict is due not to differences in the data from wh...

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University of Oxford

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Publication date:
1962
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
601870764
URN:
uuid:2375133b-ee0c-48fe-ad22-2f9815d58ff2
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td:601870764
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English

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