Accession Number : AD0778360

Title :   Acquisition and Retention of Concepts Formed from Unfamiliar Visual Patterns.

Descriptive Note : Semiannual technical rept. no. 1, 15 Oct 73-30 Apr 74,

Corporate Author : DENVER RESEARCH INST COLO INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Lantz,Alma E. ; Cicchinelli,Louis F. ; Keller,Robert E.

Report Date : 30 APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Two experiments were conducted to investigate the learning and retention of concepts formed from novel visual stimulus materials (wave-form patterns). The purpose of the first experiment was to scale sets of wave forms as a function of difficulty. On the basis of these results, sets of 'simple' and 'difficult' instances of concepts were chosen. In the second experiment, Ss learned four wave-form concepts with either simple or difficult instances over a four-day period and were tested for retention after periods of one, three, and ten days. It was suggested that the results indicated a longer retrieval route for the correct responses after the passage of time. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Learning, *Pattern recognition, Stimuli, Retention(Psychology), Memory(Psychology), Waveforms

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE