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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:


Early psychological researches

Reference Code: GBR/3377/JWard/2/13
Scope and Contents

The booklet contains records of experiments carried out to test reaction times. There is a reference to a 'decapitated frog' under the heading 'Queries' two-thirds of the way through the booklet, showing that some (perhaps even most of) the experiments were conducted on animals, not humans.


Volume III: Psychology Lectures 1881-1882, 1881 - 1882

Reference Code: GBR/3377/JWard/2/2
Scope and Contents

Ward refers to a 'Law of Relativity' on p. 25 of the notebook, using the word 'relativity' in a pre-Einsteinian sense to describe how the nervous system apprehends reality, and going on to talk of a 'special continuum'. On p. 21 verso Ward includes a table showing a 'symbolic representation of psychical continua'; this is stuck into the book.

Dates: 1881 - 1882