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  • An investigation into the relations between association and intelligence 

    Yule, Ella Pratt (University of St Andrews, 1933) - Thesis
  • The nervous control of the eye movements of the shore crab Carcinus maenas 

    Sandeman, D. C. (University of St Andrews, 1964) - Thesis
    1. The eyes of the crab Carcinus follow with constantly increasing lag the movement of a horizontally rotating (but not a linearly translated) visual field during the slow phase of optokinetic nystagmus. The difference ...
  • Spectral properties of dark-adapted plaice retinal ganglion cells 

    Hammond, Peter (University of St Andrews, 1967) - Thesis
    1. The spectral, spatial and temporal properties of receptive fields of dark-adapted, on-off retinal ganglion cells in the intact eye of the plaice, have been analysed by recording responses from their axon terminals in ...
  • Electrophysiological studies on the optics of the compound eye 

    Tunstall, John (University of St Andrews, 1967) - Thesis
    1. Intracellular recordings from single retinula cells in the locust compound eye show that the visual field of a single cell is wider in dark-adapted than in light-adapted eyes. 2. The time course of the increase in the ...
  • Polarized light detection and receptor interaction in the arthropod eye 

    Shaw, Stephen Rodney (University of St Andrews, 1968) - Thesis
  • Human auditory information processing 

    Hicks, Ronald G. (University of St Andrews, 1973) - Thesis
    The purpose of this study is to investigate the flow of nonsymbolic auditory information in humans. To achieve this goal the observer adjusts the loudness of a Gaussian noise (GN) signal to match the perceived intensity ...
  • Cognitive processing in complex situations : the dynamics of information flow 

    Lee, Robert Bruce (University of St Andrews, 1974) - Thesis
    The thesis describes and develops a new theoretical approach to the study of human cognitive processing performance in complex situation so this approach utilises and integrates existing theoretical and empirical data from ...
  • An investigation into some aspects of the development of religious thinking in children aged between six and eleven years 

    Murphy, Roger John Lloyd (University of St Andrews, 1979) - Thesis
    Children's thinking has been described by Piaget and others in general terms, which suggest that there are major developmental changes that affect children's thinking at various stages of their development. Some criticisms ...
  • Interocular transfer in the pigeon 

    Graves, Jefferson A. (University of St Andrews, 1980) - Thesis
    The interocular transfer of simultaneously presented visual discriminations was examined in the pigeon (Columba livia) in several experimental situations. When trained monocularly on a jumping stand, there was no evidence ...
  • Cerebral hemispheric studies on the visual perception of motion 

    Mackenzie, Alexander (University of St Andrews, 1981) - Thesis
    Experiments were conducted to examine the differential capabilities of the cerebral hemispheres for the visual perception of motion. Subjects were normal right handed adult male and female humans. Stimuli were viewed ...
  • Parental support of cognitive development in infancy 

    Moseley, Jean (University of St Andrews, 1981) - Thesis
    This study examines the nature of parental involvement in the infants' play with objects (toys) and the effectiveness of the various forms of the parent's (mother's) intervention on the infant's cognitive growth. Assessment ...
  • Some philosophical theories of the visual perception of space and their relationships with experimental psychology 

    Gray, John M. (University of St Andrews, 1981) - Thesis
    Chapter One introduces the theory which is based on three postulates derived from pragmatism, empiricism and constructivism respectively. Veridical perception is seen not as reflecting the world as it is in some absolute ...
  • The forgotten children 

    Pollock, Linda Anne (University of St Andrews, 1981) - Thesis
    The prevailing viewpoint on the history of childhood is that: (a) there was no concept of childhood prior to the 17th century; (b) children were cruelly disciplined; (c) there was a formal parent-child relationship. The ...
  • Feeding, ranging and social organisation of the Guinea baboon 

    Sharman, Martin John (University of St Andrews, 1982) - Thesis
    Before this study, the Guinea or Western baboon, Papio papio, was almost unknown in its natural environment. This thesis reports a nineteen-month field study of two troops of P. papio carried out in south-eastern Senegal. ...
  • Ocular asymmetries and binocular vision 

    Wright, Susan Heather (University of St Andrews, 1983) - Thesis
    This study was undertaken to investigate ocular asymmetries in binocular vision using several dichoptic and binocular viewing paradigms. The literature on eye dominance was reviewed and it revealed that little emphasis ...
  • Children's judgements of sameness-difference among schematic faces 

    Roy, Carolyn Mary (University of St Andrews, 1983) - Thesis
    Researchers have found that young children often make "confusion errors" in judging visual stimuli for sameness. That is, children are reported to treat as "just the same" stimuli that are not identical in all respects. ...
  • The behaviour and ecology of domestic cats (Felis catus L.) 

    Panaman, Roger (University of St Andrews, 1984) - Thesis
    This thesis is a reconnaissance of the behavioural ecology of domestic cats. The principal subjects were two groups of farm cats. There was also a group of captive cats and a house cat. The study differs from all previous ...
  • Learning how to learn : the development of memory in 3-6 year-olds 

    Whittaker, Stephen (University of St Andrews, 1984) - Thesis
    The aim of the present study was to investigate the development of children's ability to make use of external sources of information when they are studying or remembering different types of information. More specifically, ...
  • Pupils' experiences of education : a study of pupils' views 

    Warner, Sue (University of St Andrews, 1985) - Thesis
    This thesis is primarily concerned with the experiences and opinions of education held by pupils in late secondary school and by university students. Over several years, a small group of highly able pupils were interviewed ...
  • Variable processing of flavours in rat STM 

    Robertson, Derek (University of St Andrews, 1985) - Thesis
    The research reported in this thesis examines factors that affect the willingness of rats to ingest novel flavour solutions. Emphasis is placed on the memorial processes assumed to underlie the decision as to whether or ...