Psy 301 extra credit #2 - salinas@psy.utexas.edu

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salinas@psy.utexas.edu PSY 301 extra credit; Karl Lashley, Erik Erickson, Kurt Koffka and Clark Leonard Hull Jin Kim UT EID: jk7862   Karl Lashley was an American psychologist and behaviorist famous for his contributions to the study of learning and memory. His failure to find an engram suggested to him that memories were not localized to one part of the brain, but were widely distributed throughout the cortex. He became associated with the influential psychologist John Watson at Johns Hopkins University. In 1920 he became an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota, where his research on brain function earned him a professorship. He was later a professor at the University of Harvard and University of Chicago. By 1950, Lashley had distilled his research into two theories. The principle of mass action stated that the cerebral cortex acts as one in many types of learning. The principle of equipotentiality stated that if certain parts of the brain are
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Psy 301 extra credit #2 - salinas@psy.utexas.edu

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