Should I Stay or Should I Go: Coordinating Biological Needs with Continuously-updated Assessments of the Environment

  title={Should I Stay or Should I Go: Coordinating Biological Needs with Continuously-updated Assessments of the Environment},
  author={Liane Gabora},
  • L. Gabora
  • Published 9 August 1993
  • Psychology
  • ArXiv
This paper presents Wanderer, a model of how autonomous adaptive systems coordinate internal biological needs with moment-by-moment assessments of the probabilities of events in the external world. The extent to which Wanderer moves about or explores its environment reflects the relative activations of two competing motivational sub-systems: one represents the need to acquire energy and it excites exploration, and the other represents the need to avoid predators and it inhibits exploration. The… 

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