Definition of Tachistoscope

1. Noun. Scientific instrument used by psychologists; presents visual stimuli for brief exposures.

Exact synonyms: T-scope
Generic synonyms: Scientific Instrument



Definition of Tachistoscope

1. n. An apparatus for exposing briefly to view a screen bearing letters or figures. It is used in studying the range of attention, or the power of distinguishing separate objects in a single impression.

Definition of Tachistoscope

1. Noun. a device that displays a series of brief images; used by psychologists to investigate perception, memory and learning ¹

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Definition of Tachistoscope

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Medical Definition of Tachistoscope

1. An instrument to determine the shortest time an object must be exposed in order to be perceived. Origin: G. Tachistos, very rapid, fr. Tachys, rapid, + skopeo, to view (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tachistoscope

tachiai
tachimochi
tachina
tachina fly
tachinid
tachinids
tachionic
tachism
tachisme
tachismes
tachisms
tachist
tachiste
tachistes
tachistesthesia
tachistoscope (current term)
tachistoscopes
tachistoscopic
tachists
tacho
tachocline
tachoclines
tachogram
tachograph
tachographs
tachography
tachometer
tachometers
tachometre
tachometres

Literary usage of Tachistoscope

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1. Manual of Mental and Physical Tests: A Book of Directions Compiled with by Guy Montrose Whipple (1914)
"Disc tachistoscope (Fig. 57).- Frosted tubular lamp, 16 CP Two 4-inch clamps. Blanks of cardboard 9 cm. square. Two complete sets of Willson's gummed black ..."

2. Manual of Mental and Physical Tests: In Two Parts : a Book of Directions by Guy Montrose Whipple (1914)
"The essential idea of a tachistoscope is to furnish a field upon which 8 may ... In the main, the tachistoscope has been most used for the experimental ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1920)
"Exposure was made by a Wundt gravity tachistoscope set for one- tenth of a second; the actual time, as measured by the Hipp chrono- scope, was 100.3 ± 0.7 ..."

4. Manual of Mental and Physical Tests by Guy Montrose Whipple (1910)
"A well-known exposure apparatus is the fall or gravity tachistoscope employed ... A large demonstration form of the fall-tachistoscope is figured by Wundt. ..."

5. A Text-book of Experimental Psychology: With Laboratory Exercises by Charles Samuel Myers (1911)
"(b*) In the rotatory tachistoscope, the subject looks down a narrow vertical blackened tube on to the periphery of a large horizontally rotating white disc, ..."

6. Manual of Mental and Physical Tests by Guy Montrose Whipple (1910)
"A large demonstration form of the fall-tachistoscope is figured by Wundt. A pendulum exposure apparatus is shown in Wundt (p. 400), also in Zimmerman's ..."

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