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Gustav Theodor Fechner
19 April 1801
Groß Särchen (near Muskau), Saxony, Holy Roman Empire
|Died||18 November 1887
|Alma mater||Medizinische Akademie Carl Gustav Carus
Leipzig University (PhD, 1835)
|Thesis||De variis intensitatem vis Galvanicae metiendi methodis (1835)|
|Notable students||Hermann Rudolf Lotze
Alfred North Whitehead
Gustav Theodor Fechner; (19 April 1801 – 18 November 1887) was a German philosopher, physicist and experimental psychologist. An early pioneer in experimental psychology and founder of psychophysics, he inspired many 20th-century scientists and philosophers. He is also credited with demonstrating the non-linear relationship between psychological sensation and the physical intensity of a stimulus via the formula: S = K \ln I, which became known as the Weber–Fechner law.
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