Accession Number : AD0696162

Title :   THE ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS OF A LEARNING TEACHING SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA BIOLOGICAL COMPUTER LAB

Personal Author(s) : Brieske,Gerald F.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : The study is concerned with the problem of determining stimulus discrimination thresholds in non-human vertebrates. In contrast to conventional methods of teaching differentiation of various stimuli by fixed reinforcement schedules, stimulus discrimination threshold determination is related to a teaching system that adjusts to continuously varying performance criteria. In order to develop and construct such a teaching system, an analysis and synthesis of the minimal structural and functional properties of a discriminatory system has been carried out. In the synthesis it is shown that a heterarchical rather than a hierarchical regulatory structure fulfills these requirements. This accomplished, a model of a learning teaching system was developed, and a machine based on this model was designed and built. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, ANALYSIS), (*TEACHING METHODS, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS), ANATOMICAL MODELS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, TEACHING MACHINES, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), BEHAVIOR, INTERACTIONS, ENVIRONMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, FLOW CHARTING, PROBABILITY, LABORATORY ANIMALS, THESES

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE