Definitions of limen

n the smallest detectable sensation

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absolute threshold
the lowest level of stimulation that a person can detect
difference limen, difference threshold, differential limen, differential threshold
the smallest change in stimulation that a person can detect
pain threshold
the lowest intensity of stimulation at which pain is experienced
jnd, just-noticeable difference
(psychophysics) the difference between two stimuli that (under properly controlled experimental conditions) is detected as often as it is undetected
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aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression
an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation

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