Accession Number : ADA516675


Title :   Memory Reconsolidation and Computational Learning


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Oct 2006-31 Dec 2009


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST MA OFFICE OF GRANT AND CONTRACT ADMIN


Personal Author(s) : Siegelmann, Hava T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a516675.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : Memory models are central to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, since memories hold knowledge and their updates are the heart of flexibility and adaptivity. Reconsolidation is a key process of human learning, modifying learned memories with new information. Reconsolidation has also been implicated in various disorders such as PTSD and OCD. Understanding the computational basis of reconsolidation is the focus of this work, as well as employing findings to create an improved memory methodology for a superior thinking machine. Through our research, we revealed basic principles of reconsolidation-like processes and included them in novel models. For the first time our neural memory models allow input dimension not to be constrained to a fixed size, similar to organic memory allocation for memories of greater importance or increased detail. The total number of memories is, in a practical sense, unbounded. Furthermore, beyond the state of the art, our memory system has the ability to process on-line as objects change. These attributes may be very beneficial in psychological modeling. Significantly, we were able to employ our models as powerful engineering tools by using them to recognize and cluster realistic images during change and movement, and to track in highly dynamic environments.


Descriptors :   *MEMORY DEVICES , TRACKING , LEARNING MACHINES , PSYCHOLOGY , CLUSTERING , ALLOCATIONS , ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , COMPUTATIONS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Hardware


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE