Experimental Devices in Early Psychological Laboratories
Psychological machinery: Experimental devices in early psychological laboratories covers the topic of experimental instrumentation at the turn of the 20th century. The book introduces the role of instruments in the process of establishing psychological science. Attention is paid to issues of identifying historical devices and problems with rediscovering their functionality.
The authors focus on identification and classification of most relevant instrumental equipment. The core of the book consists of categorized list of instruments with detailed description of their purpose and mechanical design. The categorization covers recording and time measuring devices, instruments designated for the research of human senses, memory, and learning, and devices for physiological measurement. The publication also includes a companion website with short videos demonstrating the operation of selected instruments.
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