noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of psychology that deals with the relationships between physical stimuli and resulting sensations and mental states.
Origin of psychophysics
Related formspsy·cho·phys·i·cal [sahy-koh-fiz-i-kuh l] /ˌsaɪ koʊˈfɪz ɪ kəl/, psy·cho·phys·ic, adjectivepsy·cho·phys·i·cal·ly, adverbpsy·cho·phys·i·cist [sahy-koh-fiz-uh-sist] /ˌsaɪ koʊˈfɪz ə sɪst/, noun
From the German
dating back to 1875–80.
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Derived Formspsychophysical, adjective
(functioning as singular) the branch of psychology concerned with the relationship between physical stimuli and the effects they produce in the mind
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psychophysical in Medicine
Of or relating to psychophysics.
The branch of psychology that deals with the relationships between physical stimuli and sensory response.
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