Definition of Differential threshold

1. Noun. The smallest change in stimulation that a person can detect.




Medical Definition of Differential threshold

1. The smallest difference which can be discriminated between two stimuli or one which is barely above the threshold. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Differential threshold

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1. An Elementary Laboratory Course in Psychology by Herbert Sidney Langfeld, (, Floyd Henry Allport, ( (1916)
"differential threshold for Pitch (n) (Class experiment) Materials: Two tuning forks of the same pitch, set on resonance boxes. Rubber hammer. Beeswax. ..."

2. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"We are now in a position to appreciate the importance of still another addition to our terminology of stimuli — the differential threshold stimulation ..."

3. A Text-book of Experimental Psychology by Charles Samuel Myers (1909)
"We may similarly determine the value of the lower differential threshold, D\ First we start with a variable Vlt which is obviously smaller than the standard ..."

4. Balancing Agricultural Development and Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon by Andrea Cattaneo (2002)
"For this reason, wage differential threshold parameters are introduced to characterize ... The wage differential threshold parameter indicates how much the ..."

5. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1922)
"... there is no certain way of telling whether the change for them was continuous or discrete. tensive differential threshold was significantly greater ..."

6. Chapters in general psychology by Stevenson Smith, Edwin Ray Guthrie (1921)
"The amount by which a stimulus must be increased or decreased in intensity in order to alter the response is called the differential threshold. ..."

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