Accession Number : AD0671985

Title :   MATCH-TO-SUCCESSIVE-SAMPLE-DEVICE SYSTEM WITH PAPER TAPE INPUT/OUTPUT UNIT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : HOUSTON ENGINEERING RESEARCH CORP HOUSTON TEX

Personal Author(s) : Wilson,Gordon L. ; McMorris,A. H. ; Rogers,E. G.

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : This technical report describes a special purpose, stored and wired program system for automatically administering match-to-successive-sample problems to primates, the Match-to-Successive-Sample Device (MSSD) system. The system uses visual and/or auditory stimuli for communication with the subject. Since the MSSD system is fully automatic, any number of consecutive problems with variable parameters can be administered without intervention from the experimenter. The input data for each problem are automatically recorded on punched cards or paper tape. In addition to automatically recording the input data, the MSSD system also records each response and indicates whether or not the response was correct. Positive and negative reinforcement are administered at the conclusion of each problem, depending on the reinforcement modes programmed by the experimenter. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PRIMATES, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*DATA PROCESSING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), CHIMPANZEES, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), VISUAL SIGNALS, AUDITORY SIGNALS, PUNCHED TAPE, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, AUTOMATIC, CONTROL SYSTEMS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, MEMORY DEVICES, MONITORS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Biology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE