Accession Number : AD0696153

Title :   TOWARDS A SYSTEMATIC METHOD OF BEHAVIOR.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA BIOLOGICAL COMPUTER LAB

Personal Author(s) : Stinaff,Russell D.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : As an aid to the study of existing complex systems and the synthesis of new systems with specific properties, the establishment of a systematic method of behavioral modelling could prove to be of considerable value. Towards this end, certain mathematical processes consisting of determinate and partly determinate transition matrices applied sequentially to an n-state system have been examined for their ability to exhibit complex behavior. Four fully determinate matrix types and four partly determinate types comprise the set from which these processes are formed. Equilibrium conditions and relative process times are examined for a variety of processes involving one and two matrix types. Processes capable of demonstrating behavior similar to that involved in the phenomena of habituation and the conditioned reflex are discussed, including extended processes related to concurrent establishment of two or more conditioned reflexes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BIONICS, BEHAVIOR), (*BEHAVIOR, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), AUTOMATA, LEARNING MACHINES, CONDITIONED RESPONSE, HABITUATION LEARNING, CYBERNETICS, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, THESES

Subject Categories : Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE