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The neuropsychological theories of Lashley and Hebb : contemporary perspectives fifty years after Hebb's The organization of behavior : Vanuxem lectures and selected theoretical papers of Lashley

Author: Jack Orbach; D O Hebb; Karl S Lashley
Publisher: Lanham : University Press of America, ©1998.
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The Neuropsychological Theories of Lashley and Hebb explores the work of a teacher and his student who became the two titans of neuropsychological theory in the twentieth century fifty years after  Read more...

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Orbach, Jack, 1927-
Neuropsychological theories of Lashley and Hebb.
Lanham : University Press of America, ©1998
(OCoLC)605571143
Named Person: D O Hebb; Karl S Lashley; D O Hebb; Karl S Lashley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Orbach; D O Hebb; Karl S Lashley
ISBN: 0761811656 9780761811657
OCLC Number: 39093619
Description: xiv, 395 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: Lashley's 1957 University of Rochester Lecture: Introductory Remarks --
Pt. 1. Contemporary Perspectives. 1. Setting the Stage. 2. The Learning Theory that Synaptic Resistance is Reduced by the Passage of the Nerve Impulse: Lashley's Critique. 3. Lashley's Memory Mechanisms. a. The Reduplication of the Memory Trace and the Interpretation of Cerebral Localization. b. Lashley's Early Introduction of the Reverberatory Circuit in Neuropsychological Theory. c. Memory as a Unitary Function. d. Lashley's Discontinuity in Learning and the Concept of Instinct. 4. Issues of Priority, Opinion and Criticism. a. Lashley's Alleged Obsession with Theoretical Criticism. b. Hebb's Offer to Lashley. c. Summary on the Issue of Priority. d. Data and Theory Lashley Failed to Acknowledge. e. Lashley's Opinion of Hebb's Theories. f. Personal Relationship of Lashley and Hebb. g. Lashley's 1957 University of Rochester Lecture: Concluding Remarks. h. Lashley's Review of Hebb's Manuscript-in-Progress. 5. Hebb's The Organization of Behavior 50 Years After Publication. 6. The Left and Right Cerebral Hemispheres: Data Bearing on Hebb's Empiricistic Theory of the Development of the Cell Assembly. 7. A Comparison of Lashley and Hebb on the Concepts of Attention and Stimulus Generalization. a. Attention. b. Stimulus Generalization. 8. Lashley's Enduring Legacy to Neuropsychological Theory. Epilogue: Personal Vignettes. a. Lashley. b. Hebb --
Pt. 2. Vanuxem Lectures and Selected Theoretical Papers of Lashley. 9. Studies of Cerebral Function in Learning. VI. The Theory that Synaptic Resistance is Reduced by the Passage of the Nerve Impulse (1924). 10. Mass Action in Cerebral Function (1931). 11. The Problem of Cerebral Organization in Vision (1942). 12. Persistent Problems in the Evolution of Mind (1949). 13. In Search of the Engram (1950). 14. The Problem of Serial Order in Behavior (1951). 15. An Examination of the Electrical Field Theory of Cerebral Integration (1951). 16. Vanuxem Lectures (1952). 17. Dynamic Processes in Perception (1954). 18. Cerebral Organization and Behavior (1958).
Responsibility: Jack Orbach.

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