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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A second question concerned whether the difference threshold varied as a function of symptom severity upon initial presentation of a lesion.
A third question was whether difference threshold varied as a function of instructional set.
The analyses focused on what may be called an absolute difference threshold for each of the five stimulus series.