A reader for the Cognitive map


Journal Article

A local diffusion model (Staddon and Reid, 1990) can reproduce exponential and Gaussian stimulus-generalization gradients. We show that a two-dimensional diffusion model, together with simple reinforcement assumptions, can reproduce many of the empirical properties of goal-directed spatial search, including area-restricted search, open-field foraging, barrier and detour problems, maze learning and spatial "insight." The model provides a simple, associationistic "reader" for Tolman's cognitive map. © Elsevier Science Inc. 1997.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reid, AK; Staddon, JER

Published Date

  • January 1, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 100 / 1-4

Start / End Page

  • 217 - 228

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-0255

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0020-0255(97)00042-X

Citation Source

  • Scopus