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For other uses, see Limen (disambiguation).

In physiology, psychology, or psychophysics, a limen or a liminal point is a threshold of a physiological or psychological response.

Liminal, as an adjective, means situated at a sensory threshold, hence barely perceptible. The absolute threshold is the lowest amount of sensation detectable by a sense organ.

The boundary of perception. On one side of a limen (or threshold) a stimulus is perceivable, on the other side it is not.

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