Descending Runs

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Absolute Threshold Of Hearing - Psychophysical Methods For Measuring Thresholds - Classical Methods
... There are several series of descending and ascending runs ... The trial starts with the descending run, where a stimulus is presented at a level well above the expected threshold ... is repeated until the subject stops responding to the stimuli, at which point the descending run is finished ...

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    Hold hard, my county darlings, for a hawk descends,
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    There is, however, this consolation to the most way-worn traveler, upon the dustiest road, that the path his feet describe is so perfectly symbolical of human life,—now climbing the hills, now descending into the vales. From the summits he beholds the heavens and the horizon, from the vales he looks up to the heights again. He is treading his old lessons still, and though he may be very weary and travel-worn, it is yet sincere experience.
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