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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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(Psychology) a person who specializes in psychophysics
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Noun1.psychophysicist - a psychologist trained in psychophysics
psychologist - a scientist trained in psychology
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Sperry, a psychophysicist, held that the human brain has the capacity to monitor and govern itself.
In 1957, American psychophysicist Stanley Smith Stevens introduced a simple but powerful law which explains how magnifying human perception changes with the strength of a physical stimulus [16].
Meanwhile I want you to take over interviewing that psychophysicist staying up in Limestone Correctional as a guest of the state of Alabama.
Indeed, Miller's career began in a Harvard basement office next to that of renowned experimental psychophysicist Stanley Smith Stevens, whilst B.F.
When the vice president of marketing for Vlasic, the country's best-known pickle manufacturer, realized no one really knew much about the types of pickles people like, he asked psychophysicist Howard Moskowitz to help.
In other words, if a psychophysicist can only afford, say, 400 trials, what psychophysical method should he/she use to ensure an optimal deployment?

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