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The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 159–176 | Cite as

A contribution to the mathematical biophysics of psychophysical discrimination II

  • H. D. Landahl
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Abstract

The properties of a neural mechanism previously discussed are given in more general form. It is shown that, under certain conditions, a psychophysical scale value is proportional to a difference between excitation factors at a synapse. More general relations are derived which hold among different variables in the two and three categories of judgment. An attempt is made to apply the results to the method of choices. Certain relations derived are compared with available experimental data.

Keywords

Comparison Stimulus Constant Error Visual Data Mathematical Biophysics Auditory Data 
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© The University of Chicago Press 1939

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. D. Landahl
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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