The All-Purpose Apparatus Meets the All-Purpose Theory



Towards the end of the war, somewhat similar theoretical attempts were made by Ammons (1947a) and Kimble (1949a, 1950, 1952) to provide a quantitative model for reminiscence in motor learning using the pursuit rotor as the preferred experimental tool, although they also used other techniques. We shall begin with Ammons, both because his attempt preceded Kimble’s, and also because it is more specific and less generalized. Ammons has often spoken out in favor of “miniature models” and “small-scale theories”; Kimble has made more determined attempts to align his theories with the more ambitious ones of Hull. In spite of these differences, it will be seen that the two attempts bear quite close relation to each other.


Rest Period Practice Session Conditioned Inhibition Miniature Model Continuous Practice 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LondonLondonEngland

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