The multiple-trace memory model, MINERVA 2 (Hintzman, 1984, 1986, 1988), has usually been examined using the computer simulation method. This article presents an analytic treatment using probability theory, leading to closed form solutions for the probability mass functions of the model distributions. The expected values of such distributions are found to relate to the model parameters in a straightforward manner. However, variances of the distributions do not appear to take on simple forms. Exact quantitative predictions of the model are greatly facilitated by the analytical results.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics