ERIC Number: ED038848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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The Analysis and Synthesis of a Learning Teaching System. Technical Report Number 16.
Brieske, Gerald F.
The study is concerned with the problem of determining stimulus discrimination thresholds in non-human vertebrates. In constrast to conventional methods of teaching differentiation of various stimuli by fixed reinforcement schedules, stimulus discrimination threshold determination is related to a teaching system that adjusts to continuously varying performance criteria. In order to develop and construct such a teaching system, an analysis and synthesis of the minimal structural and functional properties of a discriminatory system has been carried out. In the synthesis it is shown that a heterarchical rather than a hierarchical regulatory structure fulfills these requirements. This accomplished, a model of a learning teaching system was developed, and a machine based on this model was designed and built. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior, Environment, Interaction, Learning, Mathematical Models, Programing, Responses, Teaching Methods
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Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA. Directorate of Information Science.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Biological Computer Lab.