Accession Number : AD0276634

Title :   AN ASSOCIATIVE MACHINE FOR DEALING WITH THE VISUAL FIELD AND SOME OF ITS BIOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : BLUM,HARRY

Report Date : FEB 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The present state of the field dealing with the understanding and performing of mental activity is largely the outgrowth of the mathematical insights produced by a century or so of developments in formalistic logic and probability theory. Their success in dealing with certain aspects of mental activity, and the ability of the neuron to implement the required mathematics, has given a tremendous impetus to investigation in this field. Yet, our ability to understand and perform artificially the intuitive, associative and related processes has not passed beyond the elementary level. Therefore, the work described went back to the biological system to see whether alternative mechanisms could not be derived; mechanisms which would simulate these aspects of mental activity better than the classical methods. A specific mechanism for the processing of line visual data was derived. It has broad implications to the whole field of bionics. (Author)

Descriptors :   *IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS, *VISION, ANALOG COMPUTERS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, BIONICS, BRAIN, CYBERNETICS, MATHEMATICAL LOGIC, NEUROMUSCULAR TRANSMISSION, PROBABILITY, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE