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Carl Pfaffmann (May 27, 1913-April 16, 1994) was an American physiological psychologist. [1] [2] [3] Pfaffman was noted for his research of the senses of smell and taste.[1]

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  • 1913 born in Manhattan



  • 1940-1965 faculty positions Brown University[1]
    • 1952 professor of psychology[1]
    • 1960 Florence Pirce Grant University Professor of Psychology[1]
  • 1965 a professor and vice president, Rockefeller University[1]
  • 1978 retires
  • 1980 named Vincent and Brooke Astor Professor[1]

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Pfaffman was a member of the National Academy of Sciences,[1][2] the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,[1] Florence Pirce Grant University Professor of Psychology at Brown University,[1]

He was also president of the Eastern Psychological Association[3] and the Division of Experimental Psychology of the American Psychological Association,[3] president of Rockefeller Institute.[4]

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