An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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FECHNER, Gustav Theodor

2 entries
  • 1464

Ueber ein wichtiges psychophysisches Grundgesetz und dessen Beziehung zur Schätzung der Sterngrössen.

Abh. k. sächs. Ges. Wiss. (Lpz.), maths.-phys. Cl., (1858), 4, 455-532, 1859.

Fechner–Weber law on stimulus and sensation. See also Nos. 1457 & 4972.



Subjects: PSYCHOLOGY › Psychophysics, PSYCHOLOGY › Sensation / Perception
  • 4972

Elemente der Psychophysik. 2 vols.

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1860.

The first treatise on the subject. Fechner applied the laws of mathematical physics to the physiology of sensation. He discussed the functional relations of the dependence between mind and body and investigated the cutaneous and muscular senses. Translated into English by Helmut E. Adler as Elements of psychophysics. New York: Holt, Rinhart & Winston, 1966. See also No. 1464.



Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology, PSYCHOLOGY › Biological, PSYCHOLOGY › Experimental, PSYCHOLOGY › Psychophysics