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How to perfect a chocolate souffle and other important problems.

Abstract:
When learning to achieve a goal through a complex series of actions, humans often group several actions into a subroutine and evaluate whether the subroutine achieved a specific subgoal. A new study reports brain responses consistent with such "hierarchical reinforcement learning."
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Journal:
Neuron
Volume:
71
Issue:
2
Pages:
203-205
Publication date:
2011-07-05
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EISSN:
1097-4199
ISSN:
0896-6273
URN:
uuid:6180151b-4398-4408-acfd-126a9e80ce59
Source identifiers:
167539
Local pid:
pubs:167539
Language:
English

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