Neal Miller was of a busy, boisterous man. He does not like wasting time. He is a large man with a shock of white hair and a slightly ruddy face. He is now professor of psychology at Rockefeller University, New York. Miller came to Rockefeller from Yale where he had long ago been a graduate student. Neal Miller teachers included Professor Guthrie, one of the foremost behaviourists of the 1930s and Professor Terman who had some sympathy for Freudian views. He studied and then became a fellow of the Institute for Human Relations at Yale. One of the reasons he was attracted into psychology was that he felt it would give him a chance to pursue a wide variety of interests. One of Miller's other interests is to note the role of luck in science. Miller feels he had great good luck in identifying areas of the brain which would respond to electrical stimulation and chemical stimulation.