FURTHER APPLICATIONS OF THE RANDOM ADAPTIVE MODULE (RAM) SYSTEM TO SCHEMA THEORY.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV FORT WORTH INST FOR THE STUDY OF COGNITIVE SYSTEMS
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The purpose of this investigation was the further development and assessment of a model for schematic concept formation. A computer simulation of the model, extended to include a higher-order pattern-representation unit, was used to make quantitative predictions of human performance in two mixed-schemata discrimination tasks. The simulations successfully predicted both the gross and detailed characteristics of human schematic concept formation. These results thus support the suggestion that the Random Adaptive Modules basic components may be useful in constructing models for performance in a variety of tasks related to schema theory. Author