cross-modal matching

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A scaling method used in psychophysics in which an observer matches the apparent intensities of stimuli across two sensory modalities, as when an observer adjusts the brightness of a light to indicate the loudness of a variable stimulus sound. Some authorities consider magnitude estimation and magnitude production to be forms of cross-modal matching in which one modality is the observer's perception of the number system. Also called cross-modality matching.

Subjects: Psychology.

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