Chapter

Decision Making

Dana H. Ballard

in Brain Computation as Hierarchical Abstraction

Published by The MIT Press

Published in print February 2015 | ISBN: 9780262028615
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780262323819 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/9780262028615.003.0009
Decision Making

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Acting in the world in the situation that the agent is aware of requires command of decision options. Basic decision can be handled with barrier models, but social decisions require Game Theory. Simple games can be handled with fixed strategies, but most games require that the players use fractional strategies to be successful. Even more difficult interaction games such as iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma require additional formulations to avoid the worst-case Nash equilibrium.

Keywords: Barrier Models; Two-person Games; Nash Equilibrium; Fractional Strategies; Discount Factor; Genetic Algorithms

Chapter.  8583 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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