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What is an irritation threshold?



What is an irritation threshold?

Irritation threshold, in psychology — the smallest size of irritation at which any feeling begins to be experienced.
the irritant Influencing our sense organs can be so weak that will not cause any feelings (for example the easiest touch to skin a hair, a sound from falling of a needle, etc.). such degree when for the first time there is any feeling can reach
At gradual strengthening of an irritant. The irritation caused in this case will also be an irritation threshold. The size of a threshold of irritation depends on identity of the person, on his general state (exhaustion, a disease), on the previous work of the tested body and on some other the reasons.
Studying of a threshold of irritation was begun by Weber and Fekhner. The research of a threshold of irritation is applied also with the practical purposes (for example at measurement of exhaustion).