Accession Number:

AD0633562

Title:

A MODEL OF INFORMATION ACQUISITION AND ORGANIZATION.

Descriptive Note:

Working paper,

Corporate Author:

WESTERN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE INST UNIV OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Neurophysiological studies have shown the existence of a variety of feature detectors in sensory branches of the nervous system. Psychopharmacological studies have shown that a variety of stimulants can be used to enhance learning in a way that is best explained by assuming that they act directly upon storage of the memory trace. A model of discrimination is proposed which incorporates the existence of feature detectors and uses them, plus associated postulates, to derive a facilitory effect of stimulant drugs upon memory. The models implications for more complicated memory situations, such as the problems studied in human verbal learning, are also considered. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE