Accession Number : ADA327301

Title :   Modularity of Sequence Learning Systems in Humans,

Corporate Author : OREGON UNIV EUGENE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Keele, Steven W. ; Curran, Tim

PDF Url : ADA327301

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : In this chapter we examine other components that contribute to skill, concentrating on psychophysical studies of sequence learning. We provide evidence that sequence representation is modular in the sense that it is separable from the motor systems that actually implement movement. Thus, sequencing resembles timing in that an abstract relationship is transferrable among different input/output systems. Secondly, we provide evidence for different sequential learning systems that are in certain respects independent of one another. We review some network models of sequence learning that are beginning to provide insight into possible computational mechanisms of learning. In addition, we discuss ways in which the psychophysical studies could be applied to an analysis of neural mechanisms involved in sequencing.

Descriptors :   *PSYCHOMOTOR FUNCTION, *CONDITIONING(LEARNING), *HABITUATION LEARNING, SKILLS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), MENTAL ABILITY, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PSYCHOPHYSICS, NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), APTITUDES, CEREBELLUM, NEUROBIOLOGY, NEUROCHEMICAL TRANSMISSION.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE