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William Hodos receives Lifetime Achievement Award

William Hodos receives Lifetime Achievement Award

William Hodos
William Hodos

William Hodos, a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Psychology department and a founding faculty member of NACS, has received a Post 50th Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in recognition of his exceptional scholarly accomplishments across a long and productive career. In the early part of Bill’s scientific career, he was devoted to the study of motivation in animals. In the 1970s, he developed an interest in vision and how visual information is processed in the central nervous system of birds. This led to a series of anatomical experiments to determine the avian central visual pathways, and he applied various behavioral and electrophysiological techniques to measure color vision, visual acuity, luminance differences, and spatial and temporal contrast sensitivity in pigeons, quail, hawks, owls, starlings, and other birds. He has also carried out a number of important studies describing optical adaptations of the eyes of various birds. In addition, he has authored or co-authored a number of widely cited articles on the theoretical basis of comparative psychology and brain evolution as well as the leading textbook of comparative neuroanatomy.

July 27, 2015


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