Vierordt's law

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The proposition that short time intervals tend to be overestimated and long ones underestimated, the indifference interval being the intermediate length that is neither overestimated nor underestimated, usually found by experiment to be in the region of 0.7 second. [Named after the German physiologist Karl von Vierordt (1818–84) who formulated it in 1868]

Subjects: Psychology.

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