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temporarily blindedwith a mixture of lamp black and Vase-line applied to both eyes, failed to join amilling school of normal fish and collidedrepeatedly with them.We do not know whether the differ-ences between our results and those of Parr are consequences of technique or whether they reflect real differences be-tween the two species; the extent of arousal may also be important. Parr’sfish showed panic reactions which in-creased the more they collided, whereasthe test saithe recovered very graduallyfrom handling and anesthesia while being repeatedly presented with theschool. Finally, none of our blind saitheshowed any reaction to the school withinthe time scale of Parr’s experiment. It istherefore likely that the present tech-nique allows more chance for a blind fishto school.T. J.
PITCHER School of and EnvironmentalSciences, New UniversityUlster,Culeraine, Northern IrelandB.
PARTRIDG EDepartmentExperimentalPsychology, South Parks Road,Oxford, England
dogs, cats, rabbits, and monkeys, buthave been well established in experimen- these EEG manifestations occur in thetal animals (I) there is some evidence absence of behavioral convulsions (I).that this major psychoactive component While behavioral convulsions occasion-of marijuana possesses convulsant prop- ally have been reported in rats, dogs, anderties Electroencephalographic (EEC) monkeys, these seizures generally occur patterns of convulsive-like activity, for only with lethal or near-lethal doses of example, polyspikes, spike and slow