From: Frontiers in Neurorobotics and Frontiers in Cognitive Science is sharing~ state-of-the-art research ... driven by intrinsic motivations.
- How do motivations drive learning?
- How are complex skills built up from a foundation of simpler competencies?
- What are the neural and computational bases for intrinsically motivated learning?
- What is the contribution of intrinsic motivations to wider cognition?
Autonomous development and lifelong open-ended learning are hallmarks of intelligence.
Higher mammals, and especially humans, engage in activities that do not appear to directly serve the goals of survival, reproduction, or material advantage. Rather, a large part of their activity is intrinsically motivated - behavior driven by curiosity, play, interest in novel stimuli and surprising events, autonomous goal-setting, and the pleasure of acquiring new competencies.
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