Michotte, Albert

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Michotte, Albert Gender: M
Baron Edouard Albert Michotte van den Berck
born on 13 October 1881 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Brussels, Belgium, 50n50, 4e20
Timezone BMT m4e2230 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 20°04' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 29°56 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 26°11'


Belgian experimental psychologist whose research was focused on perception. This was the theme of his first research, and it was to this field, albeit with a new perspective, that almost all of his work after 1940 is devoted. He also had a reputation for creating new and creative techniques and instruments.

His 1945 book, The Perception of Causality, published in French, became the pioneer work in event perception and met with international acclaim. In this book, he shows how certain very simple visual sequences carry the appearance of causal connectedness. Michotte emphasizes that this appearance is perceptual, not inferred by association. However, he did not see the study of perception of causality as a simple isolated problem. Instead he thought of it as he did most of his research, as only one aspect of a broader field of study.

He died on 2 June 1965, aged 83.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychologist
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction