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Title Modelling natural action selection / edited by Anil K. Seth, Tony J. Prescott, Joanna J. Bryson
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xv, 544 pages, [8] pages of color plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Foreword / Peter M. Todd -- 1. General introduction / Anil K. Seth, Joanna J. Bryson, and Tony J. Prescott -- pt. I. Rational and optimal decision making. 2. Introduction to pt. I : rational and optimal decision making / Anil K. Seth, Tony J. Prescott, and Joanna J. Bryson ; 3. Do we expect natural selection to produce rational behaviour? / Alasdair I. Houston, John M. McNamara, and Mark D. Steer ; 4. Optimised agent-based modelling of action selection / Anil K. Seth ; 5. Compromise strategies for action selection / Frederick L. Crabbe ; 6. Extending a biologically inspired model of choice : multi-alternatives, nonlinearity and value based multidimensional choice / Rafal Bogacz, Marius Usher, Jiaxiang Zhang, and James L. McClelland ; 7. Bayesian approaches to modelling action selection / Max Berniker, Kunlin Wei, and Konrad Kording ; 8. Post-retrieval inhibition in sequential memory search / Eddy J. Davelaar -- pt. II. Computational neuroscience models. 9. Introduction to pt. II : computational neuroscience models / Tony J. Prescott, Joanna J. Bryson, and Anil K. Seth ; 10. Action selection and refinement in subcortical loops through basal ganglia and cerebellum / James C. Houk ; 11. Cortical mechanisms of action selection : the affordance competition hypothesis / Paul Cisek ; 12. Toward an executive without a homunculus : computational models of the prefrontal/basal ganglia system / Thomas E. Hazy, Michael J. Frank, and Randall C. O'Reilly ; 13. Hierarchically organized behaviour and its neural foundations / Matthew M. Botvinick, Yael Niv, and Andrew G. Barto ; 14. The medial reticular formation : a brainstem substrate for simple action selection? / Mark D. Humphries, Kevin N. Gurney, and Tony J. Prescott ; 15. Understanding decision-making deficits in neurological conditions : insights from models of natural action selection / Michael J. Frank, Anouk Scheres, and Scott J. Sherman ; 16. Biologically constrained action selection improves cognitive control in a model of the Stroop task / Tom Stafford and Kevin N. Gurney ; 17. Mechanisms of choice in the primate brain : a quick look at positive feedback / Jonathan M. Chambers, Kevin N. Gurney, Mark D. Humphries, and Tony J. Prescott -- pt. III. Action selection in social contexts. 18. Introduction to pt. III : action selection in social contexts / Joanna J. Bryson, Tony J. Prescott, and Anil K. Seth ; 19. Agent-based models as scientific methodology : a case study analyzing the DomWorld theory of primate social structure and female dominance / Joanna J. Bryson, Yasushi Ando, and Hagen Lehmann ; 20. An agent-based model of group decision making in baboons / Russell A. Hill, Brian S. Logan, William I. Sellers, and Julian Zappala ; 21. Endogenous birth and death of political parties in dynamic party competition / Michael Laver, Ernest Sergenti, and Michel Schilperoord ; 22. On optimal decision making in brains and social insect colonies / James A.R. Marshall, Rafal Bogacz, Anna Dornhaus, Robert Planqué, Tim Kovacs, and Nigel R. Franks ; 23. State-dependent foraging rules for social animals in selfish herds / Sean A. Rands, Richard A. Pettifor, J. Marcus Rowcliffe, and Guy Cowlishaw
Summary "Action selection is a fundamental problem in biology and ecology. It requires determining available alternatives, executing those most appropriate, and resolving conflicts among competing goals and possibilities. Using advanced computational modelling, this book explores cutting-edge research into action selection in nature from a wide range of disciplines, from neuroscience to behavioural ecology, and even political science. It delivers new insights into both detailed and systems-level attributes of natural intelligence and demonstrates advances in methodological practice. Contributions from leading researchers cover issues including whether biological action selection is optimal, neural substrates for action selection in the vertebrate brain, perceptual selection in decision making, and interactions between group and individual action selection. This first integrated review of action selection in nature contains a balance of review and original research material, consolidating current knowledge into a valuable reference for researchers, while illustrating potential paths for future studies"-- Provided by publisher
Analysis actieonderzoek
action research
decision making
decision models
analyse van besluiten
decision analysis
computational science
animal behaviour
menselijk gedrag
human behaviour
Animal Behaviour and Ethology
Psychology (General)
Diergedrag en ethologie
Psychologie (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Cognitive neuroscience.
Neurobiology -- Computer simulation
Decision making -- Computer simulation
Digital computer simulation.
Computer simulation.
Computer Simulation
MEDICAL -- Neuroscience.
SCIENCE -- Cognitive Science.
Digital computer simulation
Computer simulation
Cognitive neuroscience
Decision making -- Computer simulation
Neurobiology -- Computer simulation
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Seth, Anil K.
Prescott, Tony J.
Bryson, Joanna J.
LC no. 2011027497
ISBN 9781139161312
Other Titles Modeling natural action selection