The curve of mean critical flicker frequency as a function of illumination has been determined for the reaction of the sunfish Lepomis to flicker. It exhibits expected quantitative disagreements with the curve of mean critical illumination as a function of flicker frequency in the same organism. The form of the dependence of the variation of critical frequency of flicker upon illumination can be predicted from a knowledge of the way in which variation of critical illumination depends upon flicker frequency. It is pointed out that these findings have an important bearing upon the interpretation of the data of intensity discrimination.
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