Ernst Heinrich Weber

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Ernst Heinrich Weber

Ernst Heinrich Weber (Wittenberg, June 24, 1795January 26, 1878) was a German physician who is considered a founder of experimental psychology.

Weber studied medicine at Wittenberg University. In 1818 he was appointed Associate Professor of comparative anatomy at Leipzig University, where he was made a Fellow Professor of anatomy and physiology in 1821.

Around 1860 Weber worked with Gustav Fechner on psychophysics, during which time he formulated Weber's Law.

In 1866 Weber retired as professor of physiology and also as professor of anatomy in 1871. Around this time he and his brother, Eduard Friedrich Weber, discovered the inhibitory power of the vagus nerve.

[edit] Works

Chief works:

  • Anatomia comparata nervi sympathici (1817)
  • De aure et auditu hominis et animalium (1820)
  • Tractatus de motu iridis (1821)
  • Wellenlehre (1825)

Joint works with his brothers Wilhelm Eduard Weber and Eduard Friedrich Weber:

  • Zusätze zur Lehre vom Bau und von der Verrichtung der Geschlechtsorgane (1846)
  • Die Lehre vom Tastsinn und Gemeingefühl (185l)
  • Annotationes anatomicae et physiologicae (1851)

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Ernst Heinrich Weber

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