Weber-Fechner law

noun
We·​ber-Fech·​ner law | \ ˈweb-ər-ˈfek-nər- How to pronounce Weber-Fechner law (audio) , ˈvā-bər-ˈfeḵ-nər- How to pronounce Weber-Fechner law (audio) \

Medical Definition of Weber-Fechner law

: an approximately accurate generalization in psychology: the intensity of a sensation is proportional to the logarithm of the intensity of the stimulus causing it

called also Fechner's law

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“Weber-Fechner law.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Weber-Fechner%20law. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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