PP-2008-53: An experiment in iterated function learning

PP-2008-53: Ferdinand, Vanessa and Zuidema, Willem (2008) An experiment in iterated function learning. [Report]

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We present an iterated learning experiment with human subjects. We introduce the framework of iterated learning, where learners learn from data that is itself the result of a learning process. We review one such experiment from Kalish et al. (2007), based on function learning, where subjects learn a mapping from x to y values of an unknown function. We then describe three small novel experiments: one which replicates the original experiment of Kalish et al. (2007), one which contains a novel manipulation to subject’s perception of the task, and one which tests a population of subjects with a high degree of mathematical training, and therefore, arguably different biases.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2008-53
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords: iterated learning, function learning
Depositing User: Jelle Zuidema
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/327

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