instructive and ‘deserved’ rewards
Posted: 29 April 2011 07:08 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Joined  2008-09-27

Rewards for the sake of learning and rewards for the sake of ‘deserving’ are pretty much the same thing.

When you reward a neural circut, it strengthens it, and can even ‘reproduce’ it in the minds of those who witness a behavior being rewarded.

When you reward a person, you strengthen them and their reputation; and you may increase the likelihood that they, their kin, and people who appear to share traits with them will survive, prosper, and reproduce.

One involves individual learning, adaptation, and evolution; the other involves societal learning, adaptation, and evolution.

[ Edited: 02 May 2011 01:47 PM by isaac ]