Science: Fast Looks

The way to see most is not to look too long. So believes Ohio State's Professor Samuel Renshaw, who recently won his university a Navy "Mark of Commendation" for training soldiers and sailors to do their looking fast.

Professor Renshaw has proved that the human eye, properly trained, can observe instantly a complicated object (such as a tank or an airplane) and impress it as a whole upon the mind. At his Navy Recognition School at Columbus, Ohio, he taught 4,000 officers from all branches of the armed services how to do this trick. As graduate instructors, they trained servicemen to tell...

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