Visual Form Discrimination In The Cat (1933)

21 Dec
Director   Karl Ulrich Smith
Producer   University of Rochester, NY
Length   11 min
B&W/Color   b&w
UO Library Catalog description:
Call # FILM Ma36
Genre  instructional
Rare  yes
Online  no
Copyright status  public domain
Physical condition  good
Oregon-related  no


Filmed experiment series. Silent; Star Wars crawls explain some scene transitions. Cats learn to make the connection between treats and boxes with different shapes on them. Smith wrote his master’s thesis at Brown on this topic in 1933, and published a journal article about it in 1935. Not as life-changing as Adaptive Behavior of Golden Mantled Ground Squirrels, but has its modest share of tension and comedy.

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