An intrinsically-motivated schema mechanism to model and simulate emergent cognition

@article{Georgeon2012AnIS,
  title={An intrinsically-motivated schema mechanism to model and simulate emergent cognition},
  author={Olivier L. Georgeon and Frank E. Ritter},
  journal={Cognitive Systems Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={73-92}
}
We introduce an approach to simulate the early mechanisms of emergent cognition based on theories of enactive cognition and on constructivist epistemology. The agent has intrinsic motivations implemented as inborn proclivities that drive the agent in a proactive way. Following these drives, the agent autonomously learns regularities afforded by the environment, and hierarchical sequences of behaviors adapted to these regularities. The agent represents its current situation in terms of perceived… Expand
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