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Of frogs and men: the origins of psychophysiological time experiments, 1850-1865

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-271268
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.27126
Schmidgen, Henning
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 18 Dec 2012 08:55


Abstract

Towards the end of the 1840s, Hermann von Helmholtz began to investigate experimentally the propagation of stimuli within nerves. Helmholtz's experiments on animals and human subjects opened a research field that in the following decades was intensively explored by neurophysiologists and experimental psychologists. Helmholtz's pioneering investigations justify the central place he occupies in ...

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