Accession Number : AD0764192

Title :   Application of the Binomial Probability Distribution and Discrimination Net Theory in Modeling Short-Term Human Memory in a Console Operator Situation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Ball,Eugene , III

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : Recall of paired-associate, binary-coded, three-digit numbers was tested in an effort to determine the applicability of the binomial probability distribution in modeling short-term, human memory. The use of discrimination net theory principles in tests of recall was examined. The analysis showed the binomial probability distribution to be applicable in modeling memory to the 0.95 level of significance, but the model is not capable of universal application. Its application may be as localized as the assumptions made about it and its functional frame of reference, the console operator. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), MATHEMATICAL MODELS), RECALL, BINARY ARITHMETIC, NUMBERS, PROBABILITY, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), CONTROL PANELS, THESES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE