Why do we perceive logarithmically?

Lav R. Varshney, John Z. Sun

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Abstract

Why do small children place 3 halfway between 1 and 10? Why do two light bulbs not seem twice as bright as one? Why do we perceive so many things logarithmically?Lav R. Varshney and John Z. Sun can explain it, through evolution, the statistics of nature - and reducing error.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-31
Number of pages4
JournalSignificance
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability

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