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In his spiral of the history of sensation and perception, Edwin Boring (1889–1968; 1942) commenced with Johannes Kepler (1571–1630) and concluded with Raymond Dodge (1871–1942); they are all shown in Fig. 1. Another implicit feature of Boring’s spiral is that one sense – vision – dominated all the others. Accordingly, it is little surprise that his book was dedicated to Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (1821–1874) – a towering figure in the history of vision. A preoccupation with the sense of sight was evident throughout the period surveyed by Boring and it remains so to this day.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the History of Psychological Theories
EditorsRobert W. Rieber
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781441904638
ISBN (Print)9781441904256
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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