This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Thaler sensory illusion, 19th century

Thaler sensory illusion, 19th century

C022/2353

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Thaler sensory illusion, 19th-century artwork. The experimenter is placing cold and warm silver coins on a man's forehead. The cold object feels heavier than the warm one. This sensory illusion, named for a silver coin known as a thaler, involves sensory receptors and thermoreception and mechanoreception. The phenomenon was identified in the 1830s by German physician Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795-1878). Artwork from the 14th volume (second period of 1894) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}