weber, ernst heinrich

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Weber   (vā'bər)  Pronunciation Key 
German physiologist who is noted for his study of sensory response, particularly in the ear and the skin. He also demonstrated that the digestive juices are the specific products of glands.
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weber, ernst heinrich

German anatomist and physiologist whose fundamental studies of the sense of touch introduced a concept-that of the just-noticeable difference, the smallest difference perceivable between two similar stimuli-that is important to psychology and sensory physiology.

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