sensory threshold


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sensory threshold

Etymology: L, sentire, to feel; AS, therscold
the point at which increasing stimuli trigger the start of an afferent nerve impulse. Absolute threshold is the lowest point at which response to a stimulus can be perceived.

sensory threshold

The minimal stimulus for any sensory receptor that will give rise to a sensation.
See also: threshold
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Levels in excess of sensory threshold have been found in several experimental V.
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But Fechner actually saw in the work of Herbart the direct lead to the central theme of psychophysics, and Kant's Anticipations of Perception actually set down the principles that would ground Herbart's concept of sensory thresholds.
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