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Titolo: Development of goal-directed action selection guided by intrinsic motivations: An experiment with children

Anno di pubblicazione: 2014

Autori: Taffoni, Fabrizio; Tamilia, Eleonora; Focaroli, Valentina; Formica, Domenico; Ricci, Luca; Di Pino, Giovanni; Baldassarre, Gianluca; Mirolli, Marco; Guglielmelli, Eugenio; Keller, Flavio A.

Affiliazioni autori: Laboratory of Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems; Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience and Neural Plasticity; Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna; Istituto Di Scienze E Tecnologie Della Cognizione, Rome

Autori CNR:

  • GIANLUCA BALDASSARRE
  • MARCO MIROLLI

Lingua: inglese

Abstract: Action selection is extremely important, particularly when the accomplishment of competitive tasks may require access to limited motor resources. The spontaneous exploration of the world plays a fundamental role in the development of this capacity, providing subjects with an increasingly diverse set of opportunities to acquire, practice and refine the understanding of action-outcome connection. The computational modeling literature proposed a number of specific mechanisms for autonomous agents to discover and target interesting outcomes: intrinsic motivations hold a central importance among those mechanisms. Unfortunately, the study of the acquisition of action-outcome relation was mostly carried out with experiments involving extrinsic tasks, either based on rewards or on predefined task goals. This work presents a new experimental paradigm to study the effect of intrinsic motivation on action-outcome relation learning and action selection during free exploration of the world. Three- and four-year-old children were observed during the free exploration of a new toy: half of them were allowed to develop the knowledge concerning its functioning; the other half were not allowed to learn anything. The knowledge acquired during the free exploration of the toy was subsequently assessed and compared. 2014 Springer-Verlag.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 2167

Pagine a: 2177

Rivista:

Experimental brain research Springer
Paese di pubblicazione: Germania
Lingua: multilingue
ISSN: 0014-4819

Numero volume: 232

Numero fascicolo: 7

DOI: 10.1007/s00221-014-3907-z

Indicizzato da: Scopus [2-s2.0-84902550180]

Parole chiave:

  • Action selection
  • Action-outcome contingency
  • Curiosity
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Novelty detection

URL: http://www.scopus.com/record/display.url?eid=2-s2.0-84902550180&origin=inward

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