A NeuroRobotic Model of Infant Looking Behavior

Emmett Kerr, Jochen Triesch, Davide Migliore, Gabriele Spina, Pramod Chandrashekhariah, Richard Veale, Yiannis Gatsoulis

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    31 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2011
    EventCapo Caccia Cognitive Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop - Aberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Duration: 01 May 201107 May 2011

    Conference

    ConferenceCapo Caccia Cognitive Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    CityAberystwyth
    Period01 May 201107 May 2011

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'A NeuroRobotic Model of Infant Looking Behavior'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this