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George Romanes (1212)

Profession
Biologist
Nationality
English
Born
1848, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Died
1894, Oxford, England
Short Biography
George John Romanes FRS (20 May 1848 – 23 May 1894) was a Canadian-born English evolutionary biologist and physiologist who laid the foundation of what he called comparative psychology, postulating a similarity of cognitive processes and mechanisms ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • M.A., Oxford University, 1873
Appointments & Honors
  • 1886-90, University of Edinburgh
  • 1888-91, Fullerian Professor of Physiology, Royal Institute
  • LLD., University of Aberdeen, 1882 In 1882, twenty-four years after the appearance of Charles Darwin's* Origin of Species, Roman es wrote what is often considered to be the first text of comparative psychology, Animal Intelligence. (Hermann Reimarus had written a book about animal instincts in the eighteenth century.) In writing this book