Stevens' law


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Noun1.Stevens' law - (psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to a power of the stimulus intensity
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
psychophysics - the branch of psychology concerned with quantitative relations between physical stimuli and their psychological effects
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86, which represents the exponent in Stevens' law (cf.
In addition, unlike Stevens' law, but similar to the results of Standing and Blackburn (1995) as well as Higgs et al.
The present data do not invalidate Stevens' law in general, but do suggest some limits on its applicability in the field of taste.