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Cognitive SearchEvolution, Algorithms, and the Brain$
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Peter M. Todd, Thomas T. Hills, and Trevor W. Robbins

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262018098

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262018098.001.0001

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Search Processes and Hippocampus

Search Processes and Hippocampus

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(p.81) 6 Search Processes and Hippocampus
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Cognitive Search
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A. David Redish

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262018098.003.0006

Deliberation entails the sequential, serial search through possible options. This means that deliberation requires a mechanism to represent the structure of the world, from which predictions can be generated concerning these options and the expectations of the consequences of taking those options. Deliberation requires a mechanism to move mentally through those predictions as well as a mechanism to evaluate and compare those predictions. Neural signals for each of these factors have been found in the rat.

Keywords:   Strüngmann Forum Reports, cognitive search, hippocampus, cognitive map, place cells, episodic thinking, future planning, place cells, replay, phase precession

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