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Ewald Hering (1256)

Experimental, philosophical and theoretical, physiological and comparative
1834, Altgersdorf, Germany
1918, Leipzig, Germany
Short Biography
Karl Ewald Konstantin Hering (August 5, 1834 – January 26, 1918) was a German physiologist who did much research into color vision, binocular perception and eye movements. He proposed opponent color theory in 1892. Born in Alt-Gersdorf, Kingdom of ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • MD University of Leipzig, 1858
Appointments & Honors
  • Physiological Research Unit, University of Leipzig, 1862-5
  • Josephs-Akademie, 1865-70
  • Head, Department of Physiology, University of Prague, 1870-95
  • University of Leipzig, 1895-1918
  • Graefe Medal German Opthalmological Society, 1906
Principal Publications
  • 1861-4 Beitriige zur Physiologie: Zlir Lehre vom Ortsinne der Netzhaut. (Contributors to Philosophy: Retinal Visual Space Perception.) Engelmann.
  • 1868 Uber des Gediichtnis als eine allgemeine Funktion der organisierten Materie. (Memory as a Function of Organization of Matter.) Five speeches published 1921. Englemann.
  • 1868 Zur Lehre vom Lichtsinne. (The Visual Sense). Gerold and Sohn.
  • 1884 Uber die spezifischen Energieen des Nervensystems. Jahrbuch der Naturwissenschaften, 5, 113-26.
  • 1896 Handbuch der physiologischen Optik, 2nd edn. Voss.
  • 1905-29 Grundziige der Lehre vom Lichsinn. 4 parts. (trans L. M. Hurvich and D. Jameson) (Harvard Press, 1964).