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The Measurement of Sensation

Donald Laming

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198523420
eISBN:
9780191712425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523420.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

‘Sensation’ is the subjective experience of a physical stimulus. This book traces the sources of two ideas how to measure sensation — Fechner's Law and Stevens' Power Law — and examines the evidence ... More


Why Stevens' Law is a power law

Donald Laming

in The Measurement of Sensation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198523420
eISBN:
9780191712425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523420.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter explains why Stevens' Power Law is a power law, rather than some other kind of relation. If the stimulus values are chosen in a geometric series and participants are induced to judge ... More


Judging relations between sensations

Donald Laming

in The Measurement of Sensation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198523420
eISBN:
9780191712425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523420.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Magnitude estimation experiments show only that equal ratios of physical magnitudes are subjectively equivalent — so it may be that participants are actually judging the ratio between pairs of ... More


Stevens' Power Law

Donald Laming

in The Measurement of Sensation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198523420
eISBN:
9780191712425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523420.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter introduces Stevens' direct methods of magnitude estimation, magnitude production, and cross-modality matching. It summarizes Stevens' estimates of exponent values for twenty-four ... More


Arousal, Attention, and Perception

Mark Mennemeier

in The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience: Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195395549
eISBN:
9780199369201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395549.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology

This chapter proposes that symptoms of several different types of clinical disorders, including the neglect syndrome, may be attributed to altered psychophysical processes regulating the perception ... More


Attractor Basins: A Neural Basis for the Conformation of Knowledge: A Unified Account of Patterns of Linguistic Impairment, Magnitude Estimation, and Hemispatial Neglect

Stephen E. Nadeau

in The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience: Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195395549
eISBN:
9780199369201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395549.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology

Parallel distributed processing (PDP), the science of population-encoded representations, enables us to understand how neural networks can support cognitive processes. Auto-associator networks are ... More


Three Examples from Visual Psychophysics

Zhong-Lin Lu and Barbara Dosher

in Visual Psychophysics: From Laboratory to Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019453
eISBN:
9780262314930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019453.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

We introduce the fundamental components of visual psychophysics by dissecting three example experiments from scaling and sensitivity estimation: estimating perceived intensity of a light patch, ... More


The Illusions of Numerosity

Riccardo Luccio

in The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199794607
eISBN:
9780190654795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794607.003.0101
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

The illusions of numerosity can be broadly divided into two main categories (a) illusions of numerosity that can be observed in many classical illusions of linear or area extent just replacing the ... More


Disjunctivism, Discrimination, and Categorization

Diana Raffman

in Does Perception Have Content?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199756018
eISBN:
9780199395255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756018.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter has several goals. First, it exposes some misconceptions about the perceptual indiscriminability relation as it figures in recent treatments (pro and con) of disjunctivism by M. G. F. ... More


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