Gustav Theodor Fechner was a German philosopher, physicist and experimental psychologist. An early pioneer in experimental psychology and founder of. psicoanálisis psicología aplicada mayoría vive en el suelo o en el agua; el marco teórico básico de Freud, pero hicieron sus propios aportes o modificaciones. XIX por GUSTAV THEODOR FECHNER, y desde entonces su principal. Georg Elias Müller (20 July – 23 December ) was a significant early German Gustav Theodor Fechner, his first teacher at Leipzig University also.

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Georg Elias Müller – Wikipedia

Carl Stumpf was a participant in this study. However, there has been some ongoing dispute on the experiment itself, as the fact that Fechner deliberately discarded results of the study ill-fitting to his needs became known, with many mathematicians including Mario Livio refuting the result of the experiment.

He theorized that thinking of indistinct images made memorization and learning more effective. Despite being raised by his religious father, Fechner became an atheist in later life. During his study of color phenomena he advanced Ewald Hering ‘s theory of color and elaborated on the two stage theory.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Though holding good within certain limits only, the law has been found to be immensely useful. Retroactive Interference is when unrelated material makes it difficult to learn new material.


The control list was presented with no distractions from the landscape paintings and ability to remember what was on the control list was higher than psicoologia list paired with the paintings. His clearest contribution was the demonstration that because the mind was susceptible to measurement and mathematical treatment, psychology had the potential to become a quantified science. Psicloogia, along with Wilhelm Wundt and Hermann von Helmholtzis recognized as one of the founders of modern experimental psychology.

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He is credited with a portion of the interference theoryretroactive interference, a theory that is still prominent in modern times. Hartshorne also comments that William James failed to do justice to the theological aspects of Fechner’s work. Retrieved from ” https: Fschner Fechner and Benham ever actually met face to face for any reason is not known.

Hermann Rudolf Lotze Friedrich Paulsen. This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat He gustqv concerned with the visual appeal of rectangles with different proportions. But inhe contracted an eye disorder while studying the phenomena of color and visionand, after much suffering, resigned.

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The most famous outcome of his inquiries theoor the law known as the Weber—Fechner law which may be expressed as follows:. Fechner’s position in reference to predecessors and contemporaries is not very sharply defined.

The rectangles chosen as “best” by the largest number of participants and as “worst” by the least number of participants had a ratio of 0. Fechner’s work in aesthetics is also important.


Georg Elias Müller

Gustav Theodor Fechner and his Psychophysical Worldview. He decided on philosophy which led him to the study of psychology. This insight proved to be significant in the development of psychology as there was now a quantitative relationship between the mental and physical worlds.

Statistical ScienceVol. The first stage involved the retinal receptors and then the signals were transformed into the four opponent primary colors. Retrieved from ” https: Fechner’s reasoning has been criticized on the grounds that although stimuli are composite, sensations are not. Though he had a vast influence on psychophysicsthe actual disciples of his general philosophy were few.

Then the participants were tested on how much they remembered from the list. Mises, and the comparative anatomy of angels. The distribution has been independently rediscovered by several authors working in different fields.

He mainly used the sizes of paintings as his data base. De fechneer der zintuigen. The English journalist and amateur scientist Charles Benhaminenabled English-speakers to learn of the effect through the invention of the spinning top that bears his name. Artistieke en psychologische experimenten met synesthesie.

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