psychophysics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
psy·​cho·​phys·​ics | \ ˌsī-kō-ˈfi-ziks How to pronounce psychophysics (audio) \

Definition of psychophysics

: a branch of psychology concerned with the effect of physical processes (such as intensity of stimulation) on the mental processes of an organism

Other Words from psychophysics

psychophysicist \ ˌsī-​kō-​ˈfi-​zə-​sist How to pronounce psychophysics (audio) , -​ˈfiz-​sist \ noun

First Known Use of psychophysics

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Psychophysics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychophysics. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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psychophysics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
psy·​cho·​phys·​ics | \ ˌsī-kō-ˈfiz-iks How to pronounce psychophysics (audio) \

Medical Definition of psychophysics

: a branch of psychology concerned with the effect of physical processes (as intensity of stimulation) on the mental processes and especially sensations of an organism

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