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Edgar Acosta

Most cognitive models try to explain/predict behavior presuming (sometimes unintendedly, and inadvertently) the availability of knowledge and its representation. Whereas such a bias may have different justifications and is useful, it may also mislead our understanding of the studied phenomena.

With this worry in mind, my aim is to build models that are able to discover the relevant properties of the environment for the task at hand, so that they can decide what/where to focus on, to build their own representations in terms of those properties and their relations, and increasingly improve performance as representations become more detailed. I am particularly interested on how humans deal with this problem.

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