[visionlist] Highly cited publications on vision in which authors were also subjects?

Osvaldo Da Pos osvaldo.dapos at unipd.it
Wed May 27 13:37:46 -04 2020

The following quotation is not directly relevant, but is anyway interesting:

Testimony about Husserl.

But before examining them I would like to mention a rather surprising, but
telling testimony about Husserl, which occurs *in the autobiography of C.
E. Spearman* (1863-1945), the British-American pioneer of statistical
intelligence research, *in his account of his visit to Göttingen in 1906*.
After giving his impressions of G. E. Muller's teaching, Spearman adds the
following paragraph about Husserl:

"At the same university, that of Göttingen, I had the further advantage of
attending the lectures of Husserl, in his way, as great a man as Muller.
But their ways lay worlds apart. In fact, the sole thing that seemed common
to the two was the inability of each to appreciate the other. To Müller,
Husserl's fine analyses seemed to be a revival of the Middle Ages (as,
indeed, they largely were, but not necessarily to their disadvantage). To
Husserl, Müller's attempt to cope with psychological problems by means of
experiments was like trying to unravel lace with a pitchfork *(sciogliere
un laccio con un forcone)*. And yet Husserl's own procedure - as he
described it to me himself - *only differed from that of the best
experimentalists* dealing with similar problems in that *he had nobody but
himself as experimental subject.* " [pag 35]

Herbert Spiegelberg Phenomenology in Psychology and Psychiatry. Northestern
UniversityPress, Evanston, 1972.

All the best Osvaldo

Il giorno mer 27 mag 2020 alle ore 18:39 jobraun <jochen.braun at ovgu.de> ha

> Dear Gabrial,
> one of my favourites would be Karni & Sagi (1991) with 326 citations.Where
> practice makes perfect in texture discrimination: evidence for primary
> visual cortex plasticity. <https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2052578/>
> Karni A, Sagi D.
> Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1991 Jun 1;88(11):4966-70. doi:
> 10.1073/pnas.88.11.4966.Best regards,Jochen
> Begin forwarded message:
> *From: *"Kremers, Jan" <Jan.Kremers at uk-erlangen.de>
> *Subject: **Re: [visionlist] Highly cited publications on vision in which
> authors were also subjects?*
> *Date: *27. May 2020 at 18:12:42 CEST
> *To: *"'gabrieljacobdiaz at gmail.com'" <gabrieljacobdiaz at gmail.com>, "
> visionlist at visionscience.com" <visionlist at visionscience.com>
> Hi Gabriel,
> maybe the following is also useful information for you: we often compare
> psychophysical data with results from electrophysiological recordings to
> infer the physiological basis of perceptual phenomena.  These recordings
> may be ERG recordings on the same subjects. We are often our own subjects.
> I think this is very important because we are able to make links between
> ERG recordings and perception when we are also subject which would not be
> possible otherwise. I consider the time in which I am my own subject as
> scientifically very creative.
> We were criticized by the local ethics committee with the argument that we
> might force collaborators, who are in a dependent employment situation, to
> be subjects. I argued that we would curtail our scientific creative process
> if we would not be our own subject and they accepted that in the end.
> All the best,
> Jan
> Jan Kremers
> Prof. for Experimental Ophthalmology
> Dept. of Ophthalmology
> University Hospital Erlangen
> Schwabachanlage 6
> 91054 Erlangen
> Tel.: +49 9131 8544595
> Fax: +49 9131 8534415
> Mobile:: +49 151 15244496
> jan.kremers at uk-erlangen.de
> http://www.tierphys.nat.uni-erlangen.de/research/kremers//
> <http://www.tierphys.nat.uni-erlangen.de/research/kremers/>
> *Von:* visionlist [mailto:visionlist-bounces at visionscience.com
> <visionlist-bounces at visionscience.com>] *Im Auftrag von *Gabriel Diaz
> *Gesendet:* Mittwoch, 27. Mai 2020 15:52
> *An:* visionlist at visionscience.com
> *Betreff:* [visionlist] Highly cited publications on vision in which
> authors were also subjects?
> Dear vision community,
> In response to a recent proposal to my IRB, I have received a request to
> provide examples of manuscripts in which the PI is also the subject in the
> manuscript.  I am hoping that some of you may be able to help me track some
> down. The more impactful the better, whether that be indicated by citation
> count, recognition of the publication venue, or any other metric, as long
> as it will be evident to a non-expert.
> Extra points if the study involves some element of motor behavior /
> perception & action.
> Thanks in advance,
> - gD
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