Transfer of conditioned responses from trained rats to untrained rats by means of a brain extract. WITH: The transfer of learned behavior from trained to untrained rats by means of brain extracts, I, II. Offprints

Publisher Information: 1966.

Rosenblatt, Frank (1928-71). (1) [with John T. Farrow and William F. Herblin.] Transfer of conditioned responses from trained rats to untrained rats by means of a brain extract. Offprint from Nature 209 (1966). 7, [1]pp. 214 x 142 mm. Without wrappers as issued. With:

(2) [with John T. Farrow and Sam Rhine.] The transfer of learned behavior from trained to untrained rats by means of brain extracts, I, II. Offprint from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 55 (1966). 548-555, 787-792pp. 259 x 176 mm. Original printed wrappers.

Together 2 items. Fine. Rosenblatt’s name underlined in red pencil on both offprints.

First Editions, Offprint Issues. Rosenblatt is best known for his Perceptron, the first precisely specified, computationally oriented neural network, and a landmark in artificial intelligence. In the latter part of his career—cut short by his death at age 43—Rosenblatt began experimenting on the transfer of learned behavior in rats via brain extracts. “Rats were taught discrimination tasks such as Y-maze and two-level Skinner box. Then their brains were extracted, and the extracts and their antibodies were injected into untrained rats that were subsequently tested in the discrimination tasks to determine whether or not there was behavior transfer from the trained to the untrained rats. Rosenblatt spent his last several years on this problem and showed convincingly that the initial reports of larger effects were wrong and that any memory transfer was at most very small” (Wikipedia article on Rosenblatt).

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