difference threshold


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difference threshold

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(Psychology) psychol the minimum difference between two stimuli that is just detectable by a person
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Noun1.difference threshold - the smallest change in stimulation that a person can detect
limen, threshold - the smallest detectable sensation
jnd, just-noticeable difference - (psychophysics) the difference between two stimuli that (under properly controlled experimental conditions) is detected as often as it is undetected
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With the exception of potassium, difference thresholds were more often defined as a percentage difference, and 10% was the most common difference considered significant (Table 2).
Assign the difference threshold T according to the empirical rule or the learning strategy design.
In psychophysical terms, this "smallest change" may be called a difference threshold.