absolute threshold

(redirected from Stimulus Threshold)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Stimulus Threshold: subthreshold stimulus

absolute threshold

n
(Psychology) psychol the minimum intensity of a stimulus at which it can just be perceived. Compare difference threshold
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.absolute threshold - the lowest level of stimulation that a person can detectabsolute threshold - the lowest level of stimulation that a person can detect
limen, threshold - the smallest detectable sensation
pain threshold - the lowest intensity of stimulation at which pain is experienced; "some people have much higher pain thresholds than do other people"
References in periodicals archive ?
Lowering of the stimulus threshold may occur in the synapses in the dorsal horn (central sensitisation), and continuous and intense stimulation may lead to prolonged, repeated post-synaptic depolarisation (wind-up).
Neurometer measurement of current stimulus threshold in rats.