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Learning As Self-organization by Joseph S. King, Karl H. Pribram

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The Response Dimension

Peter R. Killeen and Lewis A. Bizo

The Response Dimension

Peter R. Killeen and Lewis A. BizoArizona State University

In the Mechanics of the Animate, Killeen (1992) argued for the spread of the effects of reinforcement through behavioral space along dimensions such as stimuli, time, and responses. He made the case for an exponential gradient of diffusion of effects along stimulus dimensions, and possibly along temporal and response dimensions as well. The domain of these functions cannot be arbitrary measures of the events, but rather must be psychologically scaled dimensions, in the fashion of Shepard (1987). For a behavioral theory, the key dimension is the response; but the requisite scaling of the behavioral repertoire ...

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