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The measurement of sensation

Author: D R J Laming
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Series: Oxford psychology series, no. 30.; Oxford science publications.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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S.S. Stevens' famous paper, On the psychophysical law, ignited a controversy relating to people's subjective judgements of physical reality. This brings together a diversity of ideas and a wealth of experimental evidence, and provides a challenging perspective on the question which has fragmented the research community for nearly 40 years.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Laming, D.R.J. (Donald Richard John).
Measurement of sensation.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
(DLC) 97003966
(OCoLC)36201081
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D R J Laming
ISBN: 0585483698 9780585483696
OCLC Number: 53957571
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 262 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. The Origins of a Controversy --
2. Can Sensation Be Measured? --
3. Fechner's Law --
The Normal Model --
4. A Reinterpretation of Sensory Discrimination --
the X[superscript 2] Model --
5. Stevens' Power Law --
6. The Physiological Basis of Sensation --
7. Scaling Sensation --
8. Matching Just-Noticeable Differences --
9. Judging Relations Between Sensations --
10. The Psychophysical Primitive --
11. Why Stevens' Law is a Power Law --
12. The Stimulus Range --
13. How, Then, Can Sensation be Measured?
Series Title: Oxford psychology series, no. 30.; Oxford science publications.
Responsibility: Donald Laming.

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