ABSTRACT

The field of psychology seems to be extremely large and not very unified. Much of it is concerned with sensation; psychologists describe sensations in detail; they correlate them with their physical conditions, and with their physiological conditions so far as the latter are known; and they speculate about the physiological conditions so far as they are not known. The Weber-Fechner law, for example, correlates sensations with their physical causes; the theory of traces, and that of synaptic resistances, are speculations about the unknown physiological conditions or concomitants of sensation.