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[Illinois]: Perturbative Reinforcement Learning to Develop Distributed Representations

By AbderRahman N Sobh1, Jessica S Johnson1, NanoBio Node1

1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Version 1.0d - published on 06 Aug 2014

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From Tutorial on Neural Systems Modeling, Chapter 7:

Simultaneous perturbative reinforcement learning is effective not only in two-layered but also in three-layered neural networks. Input-hidden, hidden-output, and bias weights can all be perturbed simultaneously. We will use perturbative reinforcement learning (the directed drift algorithm) in this sec­tion to show how two different input signals are distributed over the hidden units in a three-layered, feedforward neural network. Specifically, we will use perturbative reinforcement learning to reproduce the results on the formation of a non-uniform distributed representation that we obtained in Chapter 6 using back-propagation. This simulation was a simplified version of a neural network model of distributed parallel processing in the vestibulo-oculomotor system (see Chapter 6).

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  • Tutorial on Neural Systems Modeling, Copyright 2010 Sinauer Associates Inc. Author: Thomas J. Anastasio
  • AbderRahman N Sobh; Jessica S Johnson; NanoBio Node (2014), "[Illinois]: Perturbative Reinforcement Learning to Develop Distributed Representations," (DOI: 10.4231/D3FF3M12N).

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