In this note is proposed an hypothetical explanation for the question of why, on a prothetic continuum, a psychophysical function obtained by direct scaling is inconsistent with that obtained by indirect scaling. We explain by making the assumption that there are two stages of sensory processes which transform a given stimulus value to a perceived value serially by logarithmic and exponential functions. It is illustrated that, on a prothetic continuum, a logarithmic function should be obtained by direct scaling and a power function should be obtained by indirect scaling if our assumption is expanded mathematically.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Perceptual and Motor Skills|
|Issue number||3 PART 2|
|Publication status||Published - 1996 Dec|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology