Accession Number : AD0253960

Title :   COLLECTED TECHNICAL PAPERS. VOLUME I

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY

Personal Author(s) : BLOCK, H.D. ; KESLER, CARL

Report Date : 01 JAN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : THE PERCEPTRON: A MODEL FOR BRAIN FUNCTION, by H. D. Block: A perceptron consists of a retina of sensory units (for example photocells); these are connected (for example by wires) to associator units. When a stimulus is presented to the retina (for example as a pattern of illumination) impulses are conducted from the activated sensory units to the associator units. If the total signal arriving at an associator unit exceeds a certain threshold, then the associator becomes active and sends an impulse to units to which it is connected. The magnitude of the impulse carried by certain connections depends on the past activity of their termini according to certain preassigned reinforcement rules. ANALYSIS OF A 4-LAYER SERIES-COUPLED PERCEPTRON, by H. D. Block, B. W. Knight, Jr., and F. Rosenblatt: The perceptron of this paper is self-organizing in the sense that during the training period the experimenter does not tell the machine the category of each stimulus. The only contact between the experimenter and the machine is the presentation of the stimuli. PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENTS ON PERCEPTRON APPLICATION TO BUBBLE CHAMBER EVENT RECOGNITION, by Carl Kesler: Computer simulations are described which relate to the general problem of building a perceptron to recognize the various types of events in bubble chamber photographs.

Descriptors :   *BRAIN, *MEMORY DEVICES, *DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, *LEARNING, BUBBLES, COMPUTERS, ELECTRICAL NETWORKS, MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), OPTICAL IMAGES, RETINA, TRAINING, TRANSFER OF TRAINING, VISION.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE