First Steps Toward a Computational Theory of Autism

Balkenius, Christian and Bjorne, Petra (2004) First Steps Toward a Computational Theory of Autism. [Conference Paper]

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A computational model with three interacting components for context sensitive reinforcement learning, context processing and automation can autonomously learn a focus attention and a shift attention task. The performance of the model is similar to that of normal children, and when a single parameter is changed, the performance on the two tasks approaches that of autistic children.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:reinforcement learning, context processing, attention, autism, computational model
Subjects:Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Computer Science > Machine Learning
ID Code:4055
Deposited By: Prince, Dr Christopher G.
Deposited On:14 Apr 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55


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