Weber-Fechner law

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Noun1.Weber-Fechner law - (psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to the logarithm of the stimulus intensity; based on early work by E. H. Weber
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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Perhaps even the Weber-Fechner law - "intensity of sensation is proportional to the logarithm of stimulation" [25] - can be understood as a consequence of scale invariance in chain systems of cyclical biological processes.
This can also be interpreted as the proof of the Weber-Fechner law [25] and its application to human inhomogeneity sensation.
Quantitatively, the Weber-Fechner law states that a noticeable change in the human sensation of brightness has a logarithmic relationship, not a linear one.