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In general, subjective sensation increases linearly with the the log of physical intensity, which is described by Fechner's law. We are sensitive to small variations when light is dim, but we need large differences in intensity under conditions of high luminance (Weber's law). This is a linear relation, but taken together with Fechner these findings are ...


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Add 0.5 to the intercept and multiply the sigmoid by 0.5 since it now only spans a y-range half of before: y = 0.5 + 0.5 / (1 + np.exp(-k*(x-x0))) Generally, for any chance level: chance = 0.5 # between 0 and 1 y = chance + (1-chance) / (1 + np.exp(-k*(x-x0)))


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The recent visual working memory literature has predominately used the method of adjustment. In particular, there is a lot of work using continuous color adjustment tasks: Wilken P., Ma W. (2004). A detection theory account of change detection. Journal of Vision, 4 (12): 11, 1120–1135. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2008). Discrete fixed-resolution ...


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This is an interesting methodological problem. On the one hand, it seems that any method which would present the halves to the correct eye, and only that eye, would entail a visible boundary, and any method with an invisible boundary would be unable to present the halves as desired. Virtual reality systems present stimuli to each eye separately (e.g., the ...


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when I was planning a pilot study in which we planned to use cross-modality matching I came across some studies. Human Factors and Ergonomics researchers seem to still use the Method of Adjustment. At least, I found a couple of conference papers in which they examined warning signals for cars. Unfortunately, I don't remember the titles but I think one of ...


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Method of adjustment is still in use in vision science, especially when dealing with illusions. Its major advantage over, for example, 2AFC tasks is the speed of estimation -- you need way less trials to measure the effect, which could be useful in clinical settings [1]. You could also try to search for "nulling" instead of "adjustment" -- nulling is the ...


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Those responding make some very good points about being specific about operational definitions and such. However, I've argued -- in an evolutionary psych textbook -- that there is a probably a reason why discomfort from cold and electric shock have power laws with exponents greater than perceived brightness (at low stimulus intensities), for example. It's ...


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You have specifically asked about the "adaptations done by the brain" in your initial question and an interest in "what has been done towards finding the formula and what it was replaced with for the time being?" By formula, I'm assuming that you meant a perceptual algorithm that can be useful in machine learning and the attempt to reverse-engineer human's ...



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