“Giant’s Shoulders” #6 Is Up

The Giant’s Shoulders” is a blog carnival we have posted about before that is supposed to review some particularly important or interesting historical scientific document (although some of the participants take their task a little more broadly than that, offering general commentary not focused on one particular document).

Issue #6 is hosted at the blog Rigorous Trivialities. Of interest to historians of psychology is:

A piece on Isaac Netwon’s 1672 experiments with light, prisms, and color at Ether Wave Propaganda.

An item on the history of phrenology at Bayblab. It is a little naive, I must say, but it is unfortunately based on the writer’s little sister’s term paper, rather than on an actual primary document of phrenology.

A description at PodBlack Cat of a 1972 article by Mintz & Alpert on hallucinations, psychosis and alien abduction stories.

About Christopher Green

Professor of Psychology at York University (Toronto). Former editor of the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. Creator of the "Classics in the History of Psychology" website and of the "This Week in the History of Psychology" podcast series.