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Cognitive development in context: Learning to pay attention

Balkenius, Christian LU and Zücker Björne, Petra LU (2004) In Proceedings of the International Conference on Development and Learning 04 p.190-198
Abstract
A developing system must be able to learn new things

without forgetting what it has learned before. It should be

capable of reacting in different ways to the same stimuli in different contexts. Context sensitive reinforcement learning, which parallels some of the functions of the basal ganglia, is a learning algorithm that fulfills this requirement when the context is explicitly given. Here, we extend the algorithm with the ability to identify the relevant features of the environment that defines the context. It is suggested that this is a critical component of an architecture for cognitive development and we present simulation results that illustrate the operation of the system.
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Triesch, Jochen; Jebara, Tony and Deák, Gedeon
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The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
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  abstract     = {A developing system must be able to learn new things<br/><br>
without forgetting what it has learned before. It should be<br/><br>
capable of reacting in different ways to the same stimuli in different contexts. Context sensitive reinforcement learning, which parallels some of the functions of the basal ganglia, is a learning algorithm that fulfills this requirement when the context is explicitly given. Here, we extend the algorithm with the ability to identify the relevant features of the environment that defines the context. It is suggested that this is a critical component of an architecture for cognitive development and we present simulation results that illustrate the operation of the system.},
  author       = {Balkenius, Christian and Zücker Björne, Petra},
  editor       = {Triesch, Jochen and Jebara, Tony and Deák, Gedeon},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {190--198},
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  series       = {Proceedings of the International Conference on Development and Learning 04},
  title        = {Cognitive development in context: Learning to pay attention},
  year         = {2004},
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