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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of psychology that deals with the relationships between physical stimuli and sensory response.

psy′cho·phys′i·cal adj.
psy′cho·phys′i·cal·ly adv.
psy′cho·phys′i·cist (-fĭz′ĭ-sĭst) n.
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[ˌsaɪkəʊˈfɪzɪkl] adjpsicofisico/a
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The modern doctrine of psychophysical parallelism is not appreciably different from this theory of the Cartesian school.
Cuevas and colleagues use psychophysical tests to investigate the influence of early visual deprivation on olfactory abilities.
said that homosexuals were people with psychophysical disorders in their childhood stemmed from the chromosomes".
Presents evidence from available research, clinical reports, and extensive personal experience to demonstrate that hypnosis, and especially the hypnoreflexogenous technique, facilitates the mother's comfort in pregnancy, labor, and delivery; is superior to the use of chemicals or other psychophysical methods as the primary aid in childbirth; and results in lasting benefit for the mother, the child, and the family as a whole.
Part II presents psychophysical, behavioral, electrophysiological, and molecular studies to explain how gustatory, textural, and olfactory information contribute to fat detection and preference for dietary fat.
These latter belong instead to another category of properties, says Cottingham, not those that belong to mind alone, nor those that belong to body alone, but those that belong to the union of the two--"psychophysical properties" which include sensations, appetites, and passions.
Estimating detection and discrimination thresholds or points of subjective equality is one of the basic activities in psychophysical research.
Such a system should provide additional information about the identity and psychophysical condition displayed on the communication devices enabling more secure and credible exchange of information.
Psychophysical visual effect that causes a shift of colour appearance of a stimulus, and is caused by changing the background colour is called stimulus contrast.
In chapter four, "Nervous Effort: Gilman, Crane, and the Psychophysical Pathologies of Everyday Life," she attends to "the psychophysical elements of perceptual effort" (119) as they play out for both the narrator and readers of "The Yellow Wallpaper" (119).
Moreover, it makes direct contact with both psychophysical scaling (notably category rating) and memory (notably paired-associate learning).
It is a period of "somatic precariousness" (1) in which the inherited cosmic openness of the body gives way to a new "claustrophilia" (7), or walling-in of the psychophysical body.