Doctrine of specific nerve energies a doctrine that states that each sensory nerve, no matter how it is stimulated, releases an energy specific to that nerve.It is a principle proposed by Mueller, which states that our perceptions depend on "nerve energies" reaching the brain and that the specific quality we experience depends on which nerves are stimulated. For example, activating the optic nerve results in seeing, and activating the auditory nerve results in hearing.

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