Accession Number : AD0633562

Title :   A MODEL OF INFORMATION ACQUISITION AND ORGANIZATION.

Descriptive Note : Working paper,

Corporate Author : WESTERN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE INST UNIV OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s) : Hunt,Earl B.

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Neurophysiological studies have shown the existence of a variety of 'feature detectors' in sensory branches of the nervous system. Psychopharmacological studies have shown that a variety of stimulants can be used to enhance learning in a way that is best explained by assuming that they act directly upon storage of the memory trace. A model of discrimination is proposed which incorporates the existence of feature detectors and uses them, plus associated postulates, to derive a facilitory effect of stimulant drugs upon memory. The model's implications for more complicated memory situations, such as the problems studied in human verbal learning, are also considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, NEUROLOGY), (*BIONICS, MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY)), DRUGS, NERVES, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE