Goal-Driven Cognition in the Brain: A Computational Framework

  title={Goal-Driven Cognition in the Brain: A Computational Framework},
  author={Randall C. O'Reilly and Thomas E. Hazy and Jessica Mollick and Prescott Mackie and Seth A. Herd},
Current theoretical and computational models of dopamine-based reinforcement learning are largely rooted in the classical behaviorist tradition, and envision the organism as a purely reactive recipient of rewards and punishments, with resulting behavior that essentially reflects the sum of this reinforcement history. This framework is missing some fundamental features of the affective nervous system, most importantly, the central role of goals in driving and organizing behavior in a… CONTINUE READING