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

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Democratic Reinforcement: Learning via Self-Organization

Dimitris Stassinopoulos and Per Bak

Democratic Reinforcement: Learning via Self-Organization

Dimitris Stassinopoulos* and Per Bak

* Center for Complex Systems, Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida 33431, USA

Department of Physics, Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, New York 11973, USA

ABSTRACT

The problem of learning in the absence of external intelligence is discussed in the context of a simple model. The model consists of a set of randomly connected, or layered integrate-and fire neurons. Inputs to and outputs from the environment are connected randomly to subsets of neurons. The connections between firing neurons are strengthened or weakened according to whether ...

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