Learning by imitation: a hierarchical approach.

@article{Byrne1998LearningBI,
  title={Learning by imitation: a hierarchical approach.},
  author={R. Byrne and A. Russon},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={
          667-84; discussion 684-721
        }
}
  • R. Byrne, A. Russon
  • Published 1998
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Behavioral and brain sciences
To explain social learning without invoking the cognitively complex concept of imitation, many learning mechanisms have been proposed. Borrowing an idea used routinely in cognitive psychology, we argue that most of these alternatives can be subsumed under a single process, priming, in which input increases the activation of stored internal representations. Imitation itself has generally been seen as a "special faculty." This has diverted much research towards the all-or-none question of whether… Expand
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