Science: Feeling and Hearing

Sensory perception in animals is a major preoccupation in the psychology laboratories of the University of Rochester. There young John Warkentin, by recording the eye movements of animals placed inside a striped, revolving cylinder, has tested visual acuity in such difficult subjects as snakes, frogs, toads, turtles, alligators, gophers, Gila monsters. Some months ago Rochester's psychology department chairman, Dr. Leonard Carmichael, left to become president of Tufts College. He was replaced by trim, twinkly, soft-spoken Elmer Augustine Kurtz Culler, formerly of the University of Illinois, who has made profound studies of...

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