denotes the theory that a change in the magnitude of a stimulus can change the body's reaction to that stimulus. For example, a light smell may be sweet and pleasing, whereas an overwhelming smell may become unbearable and unpleasant.

MCTATHETIC: "According to the mctathetic effect, touching a warm stimulus will elicit a different response then touching a boiling hot stimulus which is observed in most cases."
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