Very young human infants demonstrate visual exploration behavior. The behavior is modulated by habituation as stimuli are experienced multiple times. Primate studies have shown that when neural structures responsible for habituation are lesioned, the visual exploration behavior is retained while the habituation (learning) component is abolished. This paper presents an anatomically-inspired neuro-robotic model of thevisuomotor (oculomotor) system that can accomplish looking behavior similar to that observed in non-learning infants orin primates with lesioned parahippocampal regions. The neuroanatomicalbasis for the different parts of the model and theirinteraction are discussed.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Sept 2011|
|Event||Capo Caccia Cognitive Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop - Aberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
Duration: 01 May 2011 → 07 May 2011
|Conference||Capo Caccia Cognitive Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop|
|Country/Territory||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|Period||01 May 2011 → 07 May 2011|