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    A connectionist approach to modelling the flexible control of routine activities

    Ruh, N. and Cooper, Richard P. and Mareschal, Denis (2009) A connectionist approach to modelling the flexible control of routine activities. In: French, R.M. and Thomas, E. (eds.) From Associations to Rules: Connectionist Models of Behavior and Cognition. Progress in Neural Processing 17. Singapore: World Scientific, pp. 3-15. ISBN 9789812797315.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Previous models of the control of complex sequential routine activities are limited in that either a) they do not include a learning mechanism, or b) they do not include an interface with deliberative control systems. We present a recurrent network model that addresses these limitations of existing models. The current model incorporates explicit goal units and uses simulated reinforcement learning to acquire simultaneously both action sequence knowledge and knowledge of associated goals and hierarchical structuring. It is demonstrated that, in contrast to existing models, the revised model may both acquire task sequences and be controlled at multiple levels by biasing appropriate goal units.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2011 15:08
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 11:09
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/1534

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