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The study of what actions an agent should take in a stochastic environment in order to maximize a cumulative reward.

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How does goal-tracking and sign-tracking behaviour vary across species?

In Pavlonian (classical) conditioning, conditioned responses of an animal may vary. Some animals focus on the unconditioned stimulus (ie. food/location of food) while others may focus on the ...
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How do mammals explore state spaces in reinforcement learning tasks?

Reinforcement learning is the act of learning how to preform a task given punishment and reward. A "state-space" is the space of choices in a context. When performing a reinforcement learning task, is ...
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Frequency estimation in binary prediction task

In a binary prediction task, people often match choice probabilities to outcome probabilities (a phenomenon known as probability matching). However, under certain circumstances (eg, existence of a ...
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Effectiveness of audio / video feedback

Hattie & Timperley (2007) mention a meta-analysis about video or audio feedback with a mean effective size of .64 (Table 2 on page 84). They state that this analysis was part of the meta-analysis ...
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How to generate the reward signal in temporal difference (TD) learning algorithm?

With reference to the TD learning algorithm proposed by Sutton and Barto which is given by the equations: $$V_i(t+1) = V_i (t)+ \beta \bigg(\lambda(t+1)+\gamma \bigg[\sum_{j}V_j(t)X_j(t+1)\bigg]-\...
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Why is the last part(transmit) of the Feynman learning technique optional?

I read some articles about The Feynman Learning Technique but I don't know why the fourth part, transmit, is optional? From my perspective, the implementation part should be more important because the ...
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How to increase transference on the classroom

During the last times I've been quite interested in the phenomena of transference, which in the context of teaching means transference of knowledge. More than anything, the change of times mainly ...
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Reinforcement learning for combining production rules

I'm trying to create a system that learns the Tower of Hanoi puzzle. The system I'm working off of uses a production system (similar to ACT-R), but uses hard-coded production rules. I know that Neil ...
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Can positive punishment occur when dreaming?

If you dream of experiencing some behaviour involving positive punishment, can this behaviour reinforce itself in real life?