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Natural Action Selection, Modeling

  • By: Anil Seth & Joanna J. Bryson
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Put simply, action selection is the task of deciding what to do next. As a general problem facing all autonomous entities—whether animals or artificial agents—action selection exercises both the sciences concerned with understanding the biological bases of behavior (e.g., ethology, ...