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ERIC Number: EJ804945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Replication and Pedagogy in the History of Psychology V: The Metronome and Wilhelm Wundt's Search for the Components of Consciousness
Ayala, Christopher; Borawski, Steven; Miller, Jonathon
Science & Education, v17 n5 p525-535 May 2008
Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920) believed that consciousness was represented by the interconnection of psychical processes comprised of temporal elements and compounds. To explore these processes, Wundt used a metronome to measure the amount of information that passed into consciousness across time. The current project replicated some of his procedures, to better understand the role of introspection and the complexity of the metronome task for experimenters and observers. The results of the replication were mixed, but the replication helped provide insights into Wundt's procedures and their relationship to his theories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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