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Paper: PS-2B.64
Session: Poster Session 2B
Location: H Fl├Ąche 1.OG
Session Time: Sunday, September 15, 17:15 - 20:15
Presentation Time:Sunday, September 15, 17:15 - 20:15
Presentation: Poster
Publication: 2019 Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience, 13-16 September 2019, Berlin, Germany
Paper Title: Searching for rewards in graph-structured spaces
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License: Creative Commons License
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Authors: Charley M. Wu, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany; Eric Schulz, Samuel J. Gershman, Harvard University, United States
Abstract: How do people generalize and explore structured spaces? We study human behavior on a multi-armed bandit task, where rewards are influenced by the connectivity structure of a graph. A detailed predictive model comparison shows that a Gaussian Process regression model using a diffusion kernel is able to best describe participant choices, and also predict judgments about expected reward and confidence. This model unifies psychological models of function learning with the Successor Representation used in reinforcement learning, thereby building a bridge between different models of generalization.