This collection celebrates the 150th anniversary of Fechner's book on Psychophysics (originally published ten years after his epiphany of Oct. 22, 1850). Topics include modern assessments of the problems with which Fechner wrestled. Also included are more general discussions of psychophysical methodology, psychophysical theory, and how these two things can be useful in areas not normally associated with psychophysics. Furthermore, these works provide an entrée into Fechner’s ideas, which is perhaps more accessible than his seminal work itself.
Joshua A. Solomon, Ph.D. (1992) in Psychology, New York University, is Reader of Optometry and Visual Science at City University London. Like Fechner, he too is fascinated by the workings of our perceptual apparatus.
Table of contents
-Solomon, Commemorating Elemente der Psychophysik.
-Laming, Fechner’s Law: Where does the log transform come from?
-Ross & Wade, Fechner’s elusive Parallel Law.
-Tolhurst, To, Chirimuuta, Troscianko, Chua, & Lovell, Magnitude of
perceived change in natural images may be linearly proportional to differences in neuronal firing rates.
-Hock & Schöner, Measuring perceptual hysteresis with the modified
method of limits: Dynamics at the threshold.