Definition of Difference threshold
1. Noun. The smallest change in stimulation that a person can detect.
Generic synonyms: Limen, Threshold
Specialized synonyms: Jnd, Just-noticeable Difference
Lexicographical Neighbors of Difference Threshold
Literary usage of Difference threshold
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Behavior: An Introduction to Comparative Psychology by John Broadus Watson (1914)
"(6) difference threshold.— (3) Response to ordinary sounds in the environment. — (a) Instinctive repertoire of sounds.— (o) Modification of vocal sounds ..."
2. The Classical Psychologists: Selections Illustrating Psychology from by Benjamin Rand (1912)
"Observation shows that the difference threshold of the stimulus increases in proportion to the distance from the stimulus threshold, in such a way that the ..."
3. Outlines of Psychology by Wilhelm Max Wundt, Charles Hubbard Judd (1902)
"... represents the difference threshold, V the ratio of comparison. This formula contains nothing but psychical magnitudes thus conforming to the probable ..."
4. The British Journal of Psychology by British Psychological Society (1913)
"Grey difference threshold series, A and B. This series formed the ... When the region of the difference threshold for grey 30 had been thus roughly ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"This marks the amount of stimulus which is just below the difference-threshold for him. This method was first employed by Fechner and Volkmann. ..."
6. The Elements of Scientific Psychology by Knight Dunlap (1922)
"The difference threshold (DT) is properly represented, ... A significant constancy of the intensity difference threshold has been observed, and is generally ..."
7. A Manual of Psychology by George Frederick Stout (1915)
"... or to use technical language, before the difference-threshold is passed. Difference-threshold is in one respect a misleading term : the facts do not ..."
8. Analytical Psychology: A Practical Manual for Colleges and Normal Schools by Lightner Witmer (1902)
"Make ten experiments and get the average upper difference threshold. Obtain by a similar procedure the average lower difference threshold. ..."