Paul A. Kolers-A Remembrance WILLIAM E. SMYTHE The Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Psychology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E9 Received 2 June 1986 Experimental Psychology lost one of its most productive and original contributors with the death of Paul A. Kolers earlier this year. A member of the editorial advisory board of Spatial Vision since its inception, Paul is well known for his many influential contributions to perceptual and cognitive science. His death, on January 27, 1986 at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, ended a struggle with inoperable lung cancer that had gone on for several months; it was a struggle he elected to keep a secret from all but immediate family until nearly the end. He died at the age of 59. Paul Kolers held a number of research and academic appointments through the near 30-year span of his professional career. After obtaining his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from New York University in 1957, he was a research fellow in experimental and physiological psychology at the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven, Connecticut, and then a research psychologist for the U.S. Air Force and Navy. In 1962 he joined the Center for Cognitive
Spatial Vision (continued as Seeing & Perceiving from 2010) – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1986
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