Update on Priming and Confidence

Posted: February 21, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I met with Steven Barnes today to talk about the previous post and through discussion we clarified some of the points of the learning algorithm proposed earlier. Lets go through an example of three subsequent frames (t=1,2,3) in a perceptual case. For simplicity we are do not describe the clustering process here, though the algorithm may have unforeseen consequences in relation to clustering. The basic premise is that priming is predictive and therefore that future percepts are expected to be in the same context as current percepts. (more…)


Priming, Perception and Prediction

Posted: February 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm

The importance of simulation (prediction) in dreaming and mind-wandering literature should be integrated into the current conception of DM3. There are two aspects of continuing development: (1) The current propagation of activation for free-association is inherited from previous projects (MAM, DM1 and DM2) and not well situated in theory. (2) There is no feedback from the world that can be used as a reward that could be used to drive intrinsic motivation. (more…)