Epilogue Fifty Years of Pursuit-Rotor Studies



The perceptive reader will have noticed that after the immense amount of activity in the 1940s and 1950s the number of pursuit rotor studies per year has declined almost to zero. This decline took place in spite of the fact that many of the experimental phenomena associated with the pursuit rotor, notably reminiscence, remained largely unexplained. What was the reason for this decline? Had all those pursuit rotor studies been a time consuming and irrelevant diversion from the path that leads to a better understanding of learning? Clearly our answer to this last question must be an emphatic no. The studies of pursuit-rotor learning were vital for the further delineation of the mechanisms underlying learning.


Individual Behavior Exponential Component Immense Amount Pursuit Rotor Important Individual Difference 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LondonLondonEngland

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