The Center for Psychological Research hosts 2012 Fechner Day program

Liz McCartney, left, a senior psychology major, explains a test to Kelsey Francis, a senior behavioral neuroscience major.
Liz McCartney, left, a senior psychology major, explains a test to Kelsey Francis, a senior behavioral neuroscience major.
Oct. 24, 2012 - The Center for Psychological Research, 485 Sherman Avenue, hosted a 2012 Fechner Day program featuring a Museum of Psychological Science on Oct. 22.

Psychology students led and took part in a series of interactive exhibits and demonstrations that tested such things as memory, perceptions, taste and listening.

Gustav Fechner, for whom the day was named, was a German experimental psychology. An early pioneer in experimental psychology and founder of psychophysics, he inspired many 20th century scientists and philosophers.

Sharlene Walbaum, professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, organized the event.