[Illinois]: Avoidance Learn Simulation with 'Call' Neuron

By AbderRahman N Sobh1, NanoBio Node1, Jessica S Johnson1

1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This script simulates avoidance learning as a reinforcement learning with two upper motoneurons (sumo and fumo) and one "call" neuron.

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Version 1.0d - published on 06 Aug 2014

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From ''Tutorial on Neural Systems Modeling'', Chapter 7, pg. 242: In this section we will extend the avoidance learning simulation by adding a schema CALL that can increase the proportion of exploration relative to exploitation. The extended model is depicted [!in the simulation tool]. Since we are inter­ested here in simulating avoidance conditioning, we will leave out the details concerning how a schema such as CALL could actually implement increased exploration in a neural system. Instead, we will simply use the response of CALL to augment the probability of exploration.


Tutorial on Neural Systems Modeling, Copyright 2010 Sinauer Associates Inc. Author: Thomas J. Anastasio

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  • AbderRahman N Sobh, NanoBio Node, Jessica S Johnson (2014), "[Illinois]: Avoidance Learn Simulation with 'Call' Neuron," https://nanohub.org/resources/avoidlearncall. (DOI: 10.4231/D3DF6K42D).

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