A Multi-disciplinary Approach to the Investigation of Aspects of Serial Order in Cognition

Bapi, Raju S. and Miyapuram, K. P. and Pammi, V. S. Chandrasekhar (2002) A Multi-disciplinary Approach to the Investigation of Aspects of Serial Order in Cognition. (Unpublished)

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Serial order processing or Sequence processing underlies many human activities such as speech, language, skill learning, planning, problem solving, etc. Investigating the neural bases of sequence processing enables us to understand serial order in cognition and helps us building intelligent devices. In the current paper, various cognitive issues related to sequence processing will be discussed with examples. Some of the issues are: distributed versus local representation, pre-wired versus adaptive origins of representation, implicit versus explicit learning, fixed/flat versus hierarchical organization, timing aspects, order information embedded in sequences, primacy versus recency in list learning and aspects of sequence perception such as recognition, recall and generation. Experimental results that give evidence for the involvement of various brain areas will be described. Finally, theoretical frameworks based on Markov models and Reinforcement Learning paradigm will be presented. These theoretical ideas are useful for studying sequential phenomena in a principled way.

Item Type:Other
Additional Information:Paper Presented at the National Seminar on Cognitive Science, University of Hyderabad Feb 6–8, 2002
Subjects:Neuroscience > Neural Modelling
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Neuroscience > Neurophysiology
Neuroscience > Neuroanatomy
ID Code:6360
Deposited By:Miyapuram, Mr Krishna
Deposited On:04 Mar 2009 03:29
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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