psychophysical

adjective

psy·​cho·​phys·​i·​cal ˌsī-kō-ˈfi-zi-kəl How to pronounce psychophysical (audio)
: of or relating to psychophysics
also : sharing mental and physical qualities
psychophysical color perception
psychophysically adverb

Examples of psychophysical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Next, the researchers conducted psychophysical experiments, hoping to understand why these differences occur. Lauren Sigfusson, Discover Magazine, 6 June 2018 Female participants then evaluated these samples on several affective, qualitative and psychophysical dimensions. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 30 Aug. 2016 QoE is thus a psychophysical measure, which can be quantified only using human subjects. Yaakov Stein, Forbes, 15 July 2022 Energy is both biochemical and psychophysical, vaguely delineated, widely misunderstood, elusive as grace. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 1 Nov. 2021 Over the course of one year, at four-month intervals, the team of doctors asked patients to complete a survey, and assessed their sensory function with the help of psychophysical testing. Anuradha Varanasi, Forbes, 26 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of psychophysical was in 1847

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“Psychophysical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychophysical. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

psychophysical

adjective
psy·​cho·​phys·​i·​cal ˌsī-kō-ˈfiz-i-kəl How to pronounce psychophysical (audio)
: of or relating to psychophysics
also : sharing mental and physical qualities
psychophysically adverb
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