Neural Network Models of Conditioning and Action: Quantitative Analyses of Behavior

Neural Network Models of Conditioning and Action: Quantitative Analyses of Behavior

by Michael L. Commons
     
 

The result of a conference held at Harvard University, this volume presents some of the exciting interdisciplinary developments that are clarifying how animals and people learn to behave adaptively in a rapidly changing environment. The text focuses on aspects of how recognition learning, reinforcement learning, and motor learning interact to generate adaptive…  See more details below

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The result of a conference held at Harvard University, this volume presents some of the exciting interdisciplinary developments that are clarifying how animals and people learn to behave adaptively in a rapidly changing environment. The text focuses on aspects of how recognition learning, reinforcement learning, and motor learning interact to generate adaptive goal-oriented behaviors that can satisfy internal needs -- an important topic for understanding brain function as well as for designing new types of autonomous robots.

Because a dynamic analysis of system interactions is needed to understand these challenging phenomena -- and neural network models provide a natural framework for representing and analyzing such interactions -- all the articles either develop neural network models or provide biological constraints for guiding and testing their design. The result of a conference held at Harvard University, this volume presents some of the exciting interdisciplinary developments that clarify how animals and people learn to behave adaptively in a rapidly changing environment. The contributors focus on aspects of how recognition learning, reinforcement learning, and motor learning interact to generate adaptive goal-oriented behaviors that can satisfy internal needs -- an area of inquiry as important for understanding brain function as it is for designing new types of autonomous robots.

Because a dynamic analysis of system interactions is needed to understand these challenging phenomena -- and neural network models provide a natural framework for representing and analyzing such interactions -- all the articles either develop neural network models or provide biological constraints for guiding and testing their design.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805808438
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Series:
Quantitative Analyses of Behavior Series
Pages:
376

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