Ibn Al-Haytham and Psychophysics

  title={Ibn Al-Haytham and Psychophysics},
  author={Craig R Aaen-Stockdale},
  pages={636 - 638}
  • Craig R Aaen-Stockdale
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perception
  • Persian scholar Ibn al-Haytham (‘Alhazen’) has rightly been credited with many advances in optics and vision science, but recent spurious claims that he is the ‘founder of psychophysics’ rest upon unsupported assertions, a conflation of psychophysics with the wider discipline of psychology, and semantic arguments over what it is to ‘found’ a school of thought. 
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