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The Helmholtz CurvesTracing Lost Time$
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Henning Schmidgen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823261949

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823261949.001.0001

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Messages from the Big Toe

Messages from the Big Toe

Chapter:
(p.130) Six Messages from the Big Toe
Source:
The Helmholtz Curves
Author(s):

Henning Schmidgen

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823261949.003.0007

This chapter describes Helmholtz’s reaction to the difficulties he had encountered in communicating the results of his time experiments. On the one side, he started popularizing his findings in lectures before general audiences and by extending his measurements from frogs to humans. On the other side, Helmholtz introduced the graphic method into his research as a convenient way of illustrating the basic principle of his time experiments.

Keywords:   Hermann von Helmholtz, Time experiments, Popular science, Test subjects, Psychology

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