Visual Form Discrimination In The Cat (1933)

21 Dec
Director   Karl Ulrich Smith
Producer   University of Rochester, NY
Contributors 
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

Notes:

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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: