Stevens' power law


Stevens' power law
noun
(psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to a power of the stimulus intensity
Syn: ↑Stevens' law, ↑power law
Topics: ↑psychophysics
Hypernyms: ↑law, ↑law of nature

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