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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This insight proved to be significant aportds the development of psychology as there was now a quantitative relationship between the mental and physical worlds. Retrieved from ” https: Hartshorne — Reese ed. The distribution has been independently rediscovered by several authors working in different fields. He was concerned with the visual appeal of rectangles with different proportions. An early pioneer in experimental psychology and founder of psychophysicshe inspired many 20th century efchner and philosophers.

He was always seen as studious and had an interest in Mysticism that he fulfilled by reading GoetheByronand Shelley.

His originality lies in trying to discover an exact mathematical relation between them. Fechner’s work in aesthetics is also important. It is claimed that, on the morning of 22 OctoberFechner awoke with a sudden new insight into how to study the mind.

During his time, it was known that the brain is bilaterally symmetrical and that there is a deep division between the two halves that are linked by a connecting band of fibers called the corpus callosum.


Fechner constructed ten rectangles with different ratios of width to length and asked numerous observers to choose the “best” and “worst” rectangle shape. The summary helped Edward Bradford Titchener in his career. De verwarring der zintuigen. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Fechner, along with Wilhelm Wundt and Hermann von Helmholtzis recognized as one of the founders of modern experimental psychology.

Retrieved from ” https: Hartshorne also comments that William James failed to do justice to the theological aspects of Fechner’s work.

Gustav Fechner – Wikipedia

Pioneers of Psychology 3rd ed. In his last work Fechner, aged but full of hope, contrasts this joyous “daylight view” of the world with the dead, dreary “night view” of materialism. During those two years, starting in he entered the German army as a volunteer, and took part in the Franco-Prussian War.

Yustav year, psychophysicists celebrate 22 October as the anniversary of Fechner’s new insight as Fechner Day. Man stands midway between the souls of plants and the souls of stars, who are angels. He studied indistinct and distinct images effect on memory. Statistical ScienceVol. 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.

During the mid-twentieth century, Roger Sperry and Michael Gazzaniga worked on epileptic patients with sectioned corpus callosum and observed that Fechner’s idea was correct.


Whilst lying in bed Fechner had an insight into the fechhner between mental sensations and material sensations. 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.

Georg Elias Müller

Theorists such as Immanuel Kant had long stated that this was impossible, and that therefore, a science of psychology was also impossible.

He theorized that thinking of indistinct images made memorization and learning more effective. Little is known of Fechner’s later years, nor of the circumstances, cause, and manner of his death. History Philosophy Portal Psychologist. He was remotely a disciple of Schellinglearnt much from Baruch SpinozaG. He decided on philosophy which led him to the study of psychology.

He conducted experiments to show that certain abstract forms and proportions are naturally pleasing to our senses, and gave some new illustrations of the working of aesthetic association.

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