Cybernetic Approach to Escape Learning in Toads

  • N. A. Schmajuk
  • E. T. Segura

Abstract

A cybernetic approach to escape learning in toads is attempted. Different behavioural patterns, which appear during the learning process, have been defined and expressed as transfers between selected visual inputs and motor responses. These transfers were changed until the best solution to the escape problem was reached. The learning process of escaping was simulated on a digital computer and the toad’s behaviour adequately reproduced.

Keywords

Entropy Income Aires Marquis 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    N. A. Schmajuk, E. T. Segura and R. Schabelman, “Escaping learning in toads” (In preparation) (1977).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    N. J. Mackintosh, The Psychology of Animal Learning (Academic Press, London, 1974).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Hilgard and Marquis, Conditioning and Learning Ed. G. A. Kimble (Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York, 1961).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The World Organisation of General Systems and Cybernetics 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. A. Schmajuk
    • 1
  • E. T. Segura
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto De Biologia Y Medicina ExperimentalBuenos AiresArgentina

Personalised recommendations