The late 1700s-1879 were a time when psychology was primarily scientific. Even those psychologists who weren't explicitly studying the nervous system and brain still took an incredibly mechanistic view of psychology.
Blank slate. External events>sensations>streams of association. Mind is passive
Surgeon, anatomist, neurologist, and philosophical theologian. He is noted for discovering the difference between sensory nerves and motor nerves in the spinal cord.
The depressed sun-starer.
Fechner Day: October 22
Emphasized conscious senses, experimental method, and developmental approaches.
Interested in sensations and the effects they trigger in brain. Studied nervous system.
Electrical stimulation of brain. Left/Right brain control.
Higher cortical centers rule by inhibiting lower primitive centers of brain.
Direct opposition to Wundt. Empirical but not experimental. Rejected study of conscious experience (because any experiment/observation changes conscious experience thereby invalidating any of the collected data).
Representation of different body parts in motor cortex is representative of their function rather than mass.
Studied Perception and emphasized phenomenology.
Quantitative analysis of data. Extensive research on learning.
Psychology is dependent on the experiencing person.
Studied capacities like learning and memory but found exploration of brain insufficient. Turned to examining behavior rather than simply physiology.