Method for Sensory Scaling with Animals

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Science  05 Jan 1962:
Vol. 135, Issue 3497, pp. 40-41
DOI: 10.1126/science.135.3497.40


Two pigeons were trained to peck at a transilluminated disk. The training procedure caused the rate of pecking to increase as a function of the luminance of the disk. The results suggest that the relation between apparent magnitude of light and physical intensity is a power function.

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