Definition of Difference limen
1. Noun. The smallest change in stimulation that a person can detect.
Generic synonyms: Limen, Threshold
Specialized synonyms: Jnd, Just-noticeable Difference
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Literary usage of Difference limen
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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"On the Effect of Adaptation on the Température difference limen: EDWINA ABBOTT. The effect of adaptation to different temperatures on the difference limen ..."
2. Outlines of Psychology: Based Upon the Results of Experimental Investigation by Oswald Külpe (1909)
"... and the just noticeable stimulus-difference the difference limen. The stimulus is generally denoted by the letter r ; the stimulus-difference (r ..."
3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1910)
"This condition is realized, in its most elementary form, in the determination of the difference-limen for a single characteristic, such as magnitude, ..."
4. Introduction to Philosophy: A Handbook for Students of Psychology, Logic by Oswald Külpe (1897)
"(3) The fact of the stimulus limen and the difference limen leads us to the same conclusion. ' Stimulus limen' is the phrase used by experimental psychology ..."
5. Manual of Mental and Physical Tests: A Book of Directions Compiled with by Guy Montrose Whipple (1910)
"The difference between the comparison weight that yields 8 right judgments in 10 and the standard weight, 80 g., affords the absolute difference limen. ..."
6. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1902)
"Furthermore, according to his law, in its application to the difference limen, the inhibited sensation is proportional to the intensity of the inhibiting ..."
7. Outlines of Applied Optics by Perley Gilman Nutting (1912)
"Reduced to fractional intensities the mean value of this interval is the intensity difference limen determined by Konig (see V, Photometric Sensibility). ..."
8. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1919)
"... for minerals of medium refringence and birefringence, such as quartz, the difference limen increases, but the birefringence required is still medium to ..."