Ibn Al-Haytham and Psychophysics
- Craig Aaen-Stockdale⇑
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.
- Received October 25, 2007.
- Revision received November 22, 2007.
- © 2008 SAGE Publications