Quest Rule

The Quest To Quantify Our Senses

Chris Salter | MIT Press Reader | 17th May 2023

Introduction to "psychophysics", a discipline invented by a 19C doctor with a mysterious illness and now expertise required for roles at Facebook. Gustav Fechner created this field to measure the relationship between the mind and the body — and he inspired the design of machines that could do just this. If you wear a fitness tracker or use a VR headset, you have seen his legacy (3,029 words)

Browsing takes time, so let us do it for you. Robert and Caroline read hundreds of articles a day and send you the ones worth knowing about. Get their daily recommendations for reading, watching, and listing, plus our Sunday Supplement with quizzes, crosswords, competitions, and more.

Roger's Little Rule Book

Roger Ebert | 28th October 2008

Veteran film critic's guidelines for those who seek to follow in his footsteps. Remember you are there to advise, not dictate. Respect your readers' time and money. Give a bad review when it is warranted so that a good one has meaning. Don't accept freebies unless you are truly hungry. Above all, never ask a film star for a picture or an autograph: it's embarrassing for everyone present (2,463 words)

Join 150,000+ curious readers who grow with us every day

No spam. No nonsense. Unsubscribe anytime.

Great! Check your inbox and click the link to confirm your subscription
Please enter a valid email address!
You've successfully subscribed to The Browser
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in
Could not sign in! Login link expired. Click here to retry
Cookies must be enabled in your browser to sign in