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[hey-ring] /ˈheɪ rɪŋ/
[ey-vahlt] /ˈeɪ vɑlt/ (Show IPA),
1834–1918, German physiologist and psychologist. Unabridged
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  • Hering and also Helmholtz claim that the kind of inversion which occurs is largely a matter of chance or of volition.

    Visual Illusions Matthew Luckiesh
  • He was, we have seen, anticipated by Hering; but his attitude was his own, fresh and original.

    Unconscious Memory Samuel Butler
  • A common fish—the Clupea harengus; Anglo-Saxon hæring and Hering.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Professor Hering, having established his main thesis, is content.

    Unconscious Memory Samuel Butler
  • Thanks to the idea of Hering, worked out by Semon, the facts are now explained in a satisfactory manner.

    The Sexual Question August Forel
  • This, at least, is what I suppose Professor Hering to intend.

    Unconscious Memory Samuel Butler
  • Hering does, indeed, anticipate Butler, and that in language far more suitable to the persuasion of the scientific public.

    Unconscious Memory Samuel Butler
  • The next prominent theory was that of the physiologist Hering.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth
  • Professor Hering does mean this, and makes it clear that he does so.

  • The very important extract from Professor Hering's lecture should perhaps have been placed here.

    Evolution, Old & New Samuel Butler
British Dictionary definitions for Hering


Ewald (ˈɛvalt). 1834–1918, German physiologist and experimental psychologist who studied vision and propounded the doctrine of nativism, the policy of favouring the natives of a country over the immigrants
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