reference: Hebb's reverberatory circuits

Stephen Black sblack at UBISHOPS.CA
Fri Mar 21 17:06:25 EST 1997

On Fri, 21 Mar 1997, Michael Brach wrote:

> D.O. Hebb stated neural reverberatory circuits in memory consolidation.
> Who can help me with the reference?

It's probably in his classic work _The Organization of Behavior_ (Wiley, 
1949), if you're referring to his idea of "cell-assemblies". He also 
discusses it somewhat in at least the earlier versions of his elementary 
_A Textbook of Psychology_(e.g. Saunders, 1958). This is the text he 
assigned when I took his undergraduate introductory psychology course 
a few (!) years ago.

He himself cites his colleague P.M. Milner for a "more adequate form of 
the theory" in Psychological Review, 1957, 64, 242-252.


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