Reinforcement learning with modulated spike timing dependent synaptic plasticity.

@article{Farries2007ReinforcementLW,
  title={Reinforcement learning with modulated spike timing dependent synaptic plasticity.},
  author={Michael A. Farries and Adrienne L. Fairhall},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={3648-65}
}
Spike timing-dependent synaptic plasticity (STDP) has emerged as the preferred framework linking patterns of pre- and postsynaptic activity to changes in synaptic strength. Although synaptic plasticity is widely believed to be a major component of learning, it is unclear how STDP itself could serve as a mechanism for general purpose learning. On the other hand, algorithms for reinforcement learning work on a wide variety of problems, but lack an experimentally established neural implementation… CONTINUE READING

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