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Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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Absolute Threshold

  • Mark MennemeierAffiliated withNeurobiology and Developmental Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Email author 

Synonyms

Stimulus threshold

Definition

The absolute threshold is the smallest amount of stimulus energy necessary to produce a sensation of the stimulus. The idea that a mental event has to exceed some critical amount is central to the concept of a sensory threshold. The absolute threshold refers to the measurement of that critical amount.

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