Gustav Theodor Fechner coined the word ‘Psychophysics’ to define research which aims to describe the relation of physical stimuli and the contents of consciousness such as sensations. This was only the beginning of the field of science which produced several eminent scientists. Psychophysics quantifies perception by examining the relation between stimuli and the responses. With extensive research work carried out for several decades now, Psychophysicists have refined the methods and techniques and deal with problems in learning, memory, attitude measurement and social psychology. Psychophysicists are extensively acquainted with several branches of science such as biology, mathematics, psychology, physics and even computational science. They contribute a great deal in understanding the very presence of reason in the human mind and dig deeper in the amazing dimensions of the human mind. They apply these methods to study the human perceptual system, detect and define signal and successfully use it to study digital signal processing. They even extended the applications to the field of neurology helping in understanding different neurological disorders. Discover this space for the list of famous comparative psychologists with their biographies that include trivia and interesting facts about them and also trace their timeline and life history.

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 1 Connie Booth

Connie Booth.
Famous As: Actress, Psychotherapist
Birthdate: January 31, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis
Connie Booth is best known as Polly Sherman from the series Fawlty Towers. She was also seen in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the series Monty Python's Flying Circus. She also appeared on stage. After retiring from acting, she began working as a psychotherapist in London.

 2 Walter Jackson Freeman II

Walter Jackson Freeman II.
Famous As: American physician
Birthdate: November 14, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 31, 1972

American neurologist Walter Jackson Freeman II is remembered for co-developing the technique of prefrontal lobotomy as a treatment for mental ailments, along with neurosurgeon James W. Watts. Though many of his patients died due to the treatment, he is still considered a pioneer in the field of neurosurgery.

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 3 Milton H. Erickson

Milton H. Erickson.
Famous As: Psychotherapist, Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Writer
Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aurum
Died: March 25, 1980

 4 Philippa Perry

Philippa Perry.
Famous As: Psychotherapist, Novelist
Birthdate: November 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warrington

 5 Otto Loewi

Otto Loewi.
Famous As: Pharmacologist
Birthdate: June 3, 1873
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: December 25, 1961

Otto Loewi was a German-born American psycho-biologist and pharmacologist, whose research on neurology proved that chemicals were involved in the transmission of nerve impulses. Working with Sir Henry Dale, he established the role of acetylcholine as an endogenous neurotransmitter, co-winning the Nobel Prize for it. Later, he worked on diabetes and devised Loewi’s test for the detection of pancreatic disease.

 6 Shiranthi Rajapaksa

Shiranthi Rajapaksa
Famous As: Child Psychologist
Birthdate: January 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Badulla, Sri Lanka
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 7 Peter Blos

Peter Blos
Famous As: American psychoanalyst
Birthdate: February 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: June 12, 1997

Peter Blos is considered a pioneer of child and adolescent psychology. The German-born psychoanalyst earned a degree in education and then a PhD in biology from Vienna. He later moved to the U.S. during the rise of the Nazis. He is also known for his work with psychoanalyst Erik Erikson.

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 8 Samah Jabr

Samah Jabr
Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: August 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jerusalem
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