Chapter 1 introduces the science of psychophysics to establish the initial condition and expectations for the work. The chapter begins with an overview of psychophysics, its limitations, and its measurement approaches, which are equivalent to the sensation processes. The science of psychophysics is delineated and differentiated from similar fields of study to discriminate it as a science, which is equivalent to the processes of perception. Finally, this information is compiled into a table, which integrates the information into a cognitive model of the nested systems to be discussed (cognition).
In a psychophysical learning system, this chapter establishes the definition of psychophysics, removes irrelevant information from the conceptual framework, and relates the information to future discussions (immediacy), which creates a flow within the learning process.
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