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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE