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First Steps Toward a Computational Theory of Autism

By Christian Balkenius and Petra Bjorne


A computational model with three interacting components for context sensitive reinforcement learning, context processing and automation can autonomously learn a focus attention and a shift attention task. The performance of the model is similar to that of normal children, and when a single parameter is changed, the performance on the two tasks approaches that of autistic children

Topics: Developmental Psychology, Machine Learning
Publisher: Lund University Cognitive Studies
Year: 2004
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