Psychophysics
Psychophysics Psy`cho*phys"ics, n. [Psycho- + physics.] The science of the connection between nerve action and consciousness; the science which treats of the relations of the psychical and physical in their conjoint operation in man; the doctrine of the relation of function or dependence between body and soul. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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