Psychological Collection

The human sensory impressions repeatedly prove to be particularly deceptive. It is therefore obvious that the perception of things is moving into the focus of experimental psychology. For through seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching, people experience information that is further processed cognitively and that helps MindThings to develop. In the permanent exhibition “KopfSachen – MindThings”, historical instruments and tests from the Psychological Collection are presented. Intelligence and competence tests, optical illusions, haptic phenomena, precision mechanical work and the history of the subject area are vividly explained.

To the collection in the eMuseum

Highlights of the Collection

Intelligence test using weight distribution of feathers and steel balls, 2009
Two hand coordination proof tester according to Moede, 1956, original around 1915

Visit Museum

Opening hours

Mon to Fri 9am till 6.30pm


Guided tours are not possible at the moment.


Stefan Ellsässer

Tel: 07071-2972980  
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free of charge


Psychological Collection | Department of Psychology
Schleichstraße 4
72076 Tübingen