Roger Porsolt

By Geraldine Johns In Commentary

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In his teens in Auckland, Roger Porsolt was a regular guest on Quiz Kids – a 1950s radio show featuring young brainy swots. The appearances brought him both money and fame and helped finance his move to Europe where, after a rather unglamorous start, he has earned more money and fame. As well as having a company named after him, there’s also a scientific test with his moniker. The Porsolt Test, aka the Behavioural Despair Test, involves placing rats in a narrow cylinder of water ...

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