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November 18, 1950

Some Relations between Vision and Audition

JAMA. 1950;144(12):1045. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920120069044

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In this thin volume the author compares vision and hearing in an effort "toward arriving at general principles of organization and theory of the whole sensorium." Brief discussion of various aspects, such as comparison of sensitivity, range of intensities, differential sensitivity, energy integration, growth and decay of sensation, the quantum theory, together with a certain amount of clinical and experimental data, is offered with a rather philosophical approach. Aside from the attempt to correlate the material on the sensory response of the two special organs involved, little new knowledge has been added. It is doubtful that this book will have a wide appeal.

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