Aaen-Stockdale C, 2008, "Ibn al-Haytham and psychophysics" Perception 37(4) 636 – 638
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Ibn al-Haytham and psychophysics
Abstract. Persian scholar Ibn al-Haytham (‘Alhazen’) has rightly been credited with many advances in optics and vision science, but recent spurious claims that he is the ‘founder of psychophysics’ rest upon unsupported assertions, a conflation of psychophysics with the wider discipline of psychology, and semantic arguments over what it is to ‘found’ a school of thought.
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