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psychophysics

[sahy-koh-fiz-iks] /ˌsaɪ koʊˈfɪz ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of psychology that deals with the relationships between physical stimuli and resulting sensations and mental states.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < German Psychophysik. See psycho-, physics
Related forms
psychophysical
[sahy-koh-fiz-i-kuh l] /ˌsaɪ koʊˈfɪz ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
psychophysic, adjective
psychophysically, adverb
psychophysicist
[sahy-koh-fiz-uh-sist] /ˌsaɪ koʊˈfɪz ə sɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the web for psychophysics
  • He is a researcher in the field of psychophysics-the study of the perception of stimuli.
  • It is revealed in first semester psychology lectures on psychophysics.
British Dictionary definitions for psychophysics

psychophysics

/ˌsaɪkəʊˈfɪzɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of psychology concerned with the relationship between physical stimuli and the effects they produce in the mind
Derived Forms
psychophysical, adjective
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psychophysics in Medicine

psychophysics psy·cho·phys·ics (sī'kō-fĭz'ĭks)
n.
The branch of psychology that deals with the relationships between physical stimuli and sensory response.

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