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Unformatted text preview: .g.: touch, minimum stimulus, a fly’s wing falling on your check from one cm away.
Difference threshold: just noticeable difference between two stimuli- the minimum amount of change
required to detect a difference. Minimum change in volume in tv so that you notice that the show has
changed to commercial.
Weber’s Law: the just noticeable difference between two stimuli is based on a proportion of the
original stimulus rather than on a fixed amount of difference.
Signal detection theory: detecting a stimulus requires making a judgment about its presence or absence.
Response bias: a participant’s tendency to report detecting the signal in an ambiguous trial.
Basic sensory processes
Taste: taste relies on the sense...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course PSY 100H1 taught by Professor Dolderman during the Winter '12 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.
- Winter '12