Favoring Generalists over Specialists : How Attentional Biasing Improves Perceptual Category Learning

@inproceedings{Williamson1998FavoringGO,
  title={Favoring Generalists over Specialists : How Attentional Biasing Improves Perceptual Category Learning},
  author={James Williamson},
  year={1998}
}
A model of cortical lea.rning is proposed, \vhieh incorpora.tes supervised feedback using two forms of attention: (i) feature-specific attention which allmvs the nct.vwrk to learn associations between specific feature conjunctions (or categories) and out.puts, and (ii) nonspecific att.entionaJ "vigilance'' which biases this learning when the associations appear to be incorrect. Attentional vigilance. improves lea.ming if it f<lvors, via. lcamcd modulatory weights, qeneralist categories over… CONTINUE READING