PSYC 305 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Panpsychism, Experimental Physiology, Ernst Heinrich Weber

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Researchers studying two-point thresholds in the skin senses developed the aesthesiometer: psychophysicists pioneered the quantification of certain mental processes: Demonstrated lawful relationships between physical stimuli and the psychological impressions of stimuli: ernst heinrich weber, studied the sense of touch: He demonstrated that different locations on the body have different two- point thresholds: weber"s illusion: He formulated weber"s law to describe the relationship between physical and experienced differences: gustav theodor fechner, struggled throughout his life with the mind-brain problem and the tension he perceived between: His night view of extreme materialism that he felt was required to study physics and. His day view of panpsychism that he described under the pseudonym of. Wanted to create the conversation: fechner reformulated weber"s law as a log relationship called fechner"s law: The tendency of a series of constant increases in physical stimulation to produce smaller and smaller experiential differences: fechner developed new methodologies in psychophysics including:

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