To Professors Ehud Rivlin of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and Prof. Gadi Katzir of the University of Haifa, this seemed like an intriguing research question. They went about answering that question by getting chameleons to play a computer game especially designed to potentially frustrate the creatures, yet possibly solve the riddle of whether chameleons really enjoy ‘eye independence.’
When the researchers showed chameleons a double image of a tiny insect moving opposite directions across a computer screen, the reptiles focused first on one image with one eye while the other eye “wandered.” Suddenly, both eyes locked on one image a nanosecond before the reptile cocked its dart-like, sticky tongue and fired at-will.
I came back from America a different person
Russian student Liya Haritonova discusses how studying abroad at the American Hebrew Academy changed her views, plans, and the course of her life
Jewish genius: Grunya Sukhareva, the discoverer of child autism
The Kiev psychiatrist who studied child schizophrenia, autism and epilepsy, and also believed that labor colonies would not help “difficult” children
Jewish genius: Kurt Goldstein, the father of the theory of the organism
The psychologist who described the syndrome of the “alien hand”, categorized types of aphasia and believed that self-expression was the key requirement of a healthy organism