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Ernst Weber was born on June 24, 1795 in Wittenberg. He was a physician who was said to be the founder of experimental psychology, which is an approach to psychology that treats it as one of the natural sciences, and therefore assumes that it is susceptible to the experimental method. He went to school at Wittenberg University, and was later appointed Associate professor of comparative anatomy and Leipzig University, and then appointed as Fellow Professor of anatomy and physiology. He worked with Gustav Fechner, who discovered psychophysics, formed the Weber-Fechner Law, which studies the relationship between the magnitude of a stimulus and its perceived intensity. He retired as professor in 1866, and in 1871, he and his brother discovered the power of the vagus nerve, which is arguably the single most important nerve in the body. Weber
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Unformatted text preview: died on January 26, 1878. Hermann Ebbinghaus was born in 1850 in Barmen. He was known for his experimental study of memory and discovering both the forgetting and learning curve. He studied psychology at the University of Bonn; however, he paused studying in 1870 because he had enlisted in the Prussian army during the Franco-Prussian War. After the war, he went back to school and earned a Ph.D in 1873. Twelve years later he wrote Memory. A Contribution to Experimental Psychology , which described experiments he did on himself which described the process of forgetting. He became a professor of philosophy at the University of Berlin and in Breslau. Along with his contributions to the field of psychology, he also founded two psychology labs in Germany, as well as a major psychology journal. Ebbinghaus died from pneumonia in 1909....
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