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Paper: PS-1A.13
Session: Poster Session 1A
Location: H Lichthof
Session Time: Saturday, September 14, 16:30 - 19:30
Presentation Time:Saturday, September 14, 16:30 - 19:30
Presentation: Poster
Publication: 2019 Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience, 13-16 September 2019, Berlin, Germany
Paper Title: Attention bias towards structure explained by an intrinsic reward for learning
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License: Creative Commons License
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Authors: Zhiwei Li, Todd Gureckis, New York University, United States
Abstract: Recent studies have found attention can be drawn and sustained toward particular types of sequential regularities in adults and young infants. We propose these results are naturally accommodated by an attention bias towards parts of environments with more "learning progress" (i.e., improvement in understanding and reduction of uncertainty about a regularity). Our theory provides an a-priori theoretical account of a variety of behavioral findings. Overall, this is the first step of a project evaluating the concept of "learning progress" to explain spontaneous attention allocation.