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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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • The development of spatial knowledge and orientation 

      Conning, Alison M. (University of St Andrews, 1985) - Thesis
      This thesis describes a series of experiments which investigate preschool children's spatial abilities. To overcome the problems of extrapolating from traditional laboratory task to abilities in the real world, the children ...
    • 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 ...