Getting answers

HUJ offers a series of "Why?" lectures on topics from economics to literature, religious thought and veterinary medicine.

By GAIL LICHTMAN
December 13, 2012 13:49
Ron Ofri, a veterinary ophthalmologist.

Zebra and man 521. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Why doesn’t your dog (or for that matter, your cat) watch TV? Who has better vision – the dog, the cat or the horse? Are animals colorblind? The answers to these and other fascinating questions concerning vision in the animal kingdom were the subject of a lecture by Prof. Ron Ofri of the Hebrew University’s Koret School of Veterinary Medicine that was delivered earlier this month as part of the weekly “Why?” series presented by the University’s Center for Partnership and Outreach of the Authority for Community and Youth.

Speaking in Hebrew to an audience of some 400 Jerusalemites at the University’s Edmond J. Safra – Givat Ram campus, Ofri gave a lecture that, at one and the same time, provided enough meat to be of interest to those with medical backgrounds as well as being comprehensible to the layman.

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