The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 157–167 | Cite as

A neural mechanism for discrimination III: Visually perceived lengths and distances

  • Alston S. Householder


A previously discussed neural mechanism for the discrimination of intensities is here applied to the judgment of visual lengths and distances on the assumption that the “intensity” associated with the magnitude being perceived is the intensity of innervation of the appropriate eye muscles necessary for scanning and fixating. Comparison with experimental data is made in the case of the judgment of lengths.


Neural Mechanism Rectus Muscle Mathematical Biophysics Peripheral Stimulus Weber Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alston S. Householder
    • 1
  1. 1.The university of chicagoChicagoUSA

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