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Anatomy of stimulus comparison.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2005 (English)In: Fechner Day 2005: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics, 2005, 113-118 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Stimulus comparison by human observers is a more complex process than the subtraction carried out by a simple comparator. This is shown by the patterns of time- and space-order "errors." Specifically, experiments show that the two compared stimuli exert differential influence on the comparative response. This invalidates models based on additive bias or semantic congruity. The sensation-weighting (SW) model can account for many of the results. One important consequence is that the discriminability of two stimuli depends on which of them is varied.

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2005. 113-118 p.
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stimulus comparison, sensation-weighting model, time-order error, space-order error, stimulus discrimination
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-13572OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-13572DiVA: diva2:180092
Available from: 2008-04-11 Created: 2008-04-11Bibliographically approved

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