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Richard Wolfgang Semon

Born  1859
Died  1918

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German biologist, born August 22, 1859, died December 12, 1918.

Biography of Richard Wolfgang Semon

Richard Semon, biologist, zoologist and physiologist was professor at Jena from 1891 to 1897. Semon's main field of work was in comparative morphology, experimental and general biology. His famous work on Mneme appeared in 1904.


  • In the Australian bush and on the coast of the Coral Sea...
    London; New York: Macmillan and co., 1899.
  • Bewusstseinsvorgang und Gehirnprozess: eine Studie über die energetischen Korrelate der Eigenschaften der Empfindungen. Nach dem Tode des Verfassers herausgegeben von Otto Lubarsch. Wiesbaden: Verlag von J. F. Bergmann, 1920. Posthumous publication by Otto Lubarsch (1860-1933).
  • Jürgen Schatzmann:
    Richard Semon (1859 – 1918) und seine Mnemetheorie. 1968, 100 pages.

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