A neural mechanism for discrimination: II. Discrimination of weights
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A theoretical central mechanism for the discrimination of intensities as previously developed, together with plausible assumptions concerning the receptors, are employed for the derivation of the discriminable difference between lifted weights as a function of the smaller of these weights. The function so derived depends upon three parameters, one parameter being the weight of the supporting member. Some empirical data are compared with the theoretical predictions, and a few remarks are added to describe the physiological significance of the parameters.
KeywordsStimulus Intensity Neural Mechanism Inhibitory Neuron Difference Limen Mathematical Biophysics
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