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07-17-15, 10:58 AM
What is a reward system?

What is a reward?

What is the difference between a reward system and a reward?

How many reward systems are there?

How many rewards are there?


07-17-15, 11:42 AM
Can we have a reward without a reward system?


07-17-15, 11:48 AM

Sensory rewards
Homeostatic rewards
Emotional rewards

Feel free to add to the list of rewards.


07-21-15, 10:12 AM
The sensori-motor cortico-cerebellar loop thanking us for putting it (at some level) in place - in making sense.
In generating what is apparently called - automatising.
Never heard of the term before today eg

fig 3
p. 31
Neurodevelopmental disorders (


Automatising is what I have previously called doing things on auto-pilot.
Even sophisticated tasks.

Can all be automatised with appropriate cerebro-cortical loop formation.

Hate the stage pre-learning (loop formation) -
- not satisfying.

Solution ?
Build-up slowly.

Taking on too difficult a task too quickly will result in poor automatisability ?


Known (suspected) for years !!

They also reasoned that the cerebellum contributes to the automatisation of learned behaviors