Fechner's Legacy in Psychology: 150 Years of Elementary by Joshua A Solomon

By Joshua A Solomon

This assortment celebrates the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Fechner's publication on Psychophysics (originally released ten years after his epiphany of Oct. 22, 1850). themes comprise smooth checks of the issues with which Fechner wrestled. additionally integrated are extra common discussions of psychophysical technique, psychophysical thought, and the way those issues will be necessary in components now not commonly linked to psychophysics. in addition, those works offer an entree into Fechner's rules, that is probably extra obtainable than his seminal paintings itself.

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It does not seem to be possible to obtain satisfactory simultaneous measures both of discrimination and of changes in perceived values. Instead, investigators have concentrated on establishing the changes in discrimination that occur with changing adaptation, and proposing models to account for such changes. This continues to be a topic of interest to current researchers, whereas the theoretical value of Fechner’s Parallel Law is lost in obscurity. Acknowledgements We should like to thank David Murray, Joshua Solomon and three anonymous referees for comments on earlier versions of this paper.

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