The Psychophysics of J-R-L Delboeuf (1831–1896)

  title={The Psychophysics of J-R-L Delboeuf (1831–1896)},
  author={S. Nicolas and D. Murray and B. Farahmand},
  pages={1297 - 1315}
  • S. Nicolas, D. Murray, B. Farahmand
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perception
  • Delboeuf's writings on psychophysics are little known nowadays. The object of this paper is to describe the psychological contributions of this eminent Belgian psychologist of the second half of the 19th century. A true pioneer of experimental psychology, his work on psychophysics began in 1865 at the University of Gand (Ghent) but was not published until 1873 and following years. His work in this area is characterised on the one hand by the adoption of a logarithmic law relating sensation… CONTINUE READING
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