Accession Number:

AD0432334

Title:

THE SIMULATION OF VERBAL LEARNING BEHAVIOR,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

An information processing model of elementary human symbolic learning is given a precise statement as a computer program, called Elementary Perceiver and Memorizer EPAM. The program simulates the behavior of subjects in experiments involving the rote learning of nonsense syllables. A discrimination net which grows is the basis of EPAMs associative memory. Fundamental information processes include processes for discrimination, discrimination learning, memorization, association using cues, and response retrieval with cues. Many well-known phenomena of rote learning are to be found in EPAMs experimental behavior, including some rather complex forgetting phenomena. EPAM is programmed in Information Processing Language V. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE