Synaptic Theory of Replicator-Like Melioration

@inproceedings{Loewenstein2010SynapticTO,
  title={Synaptic Theory of Replicator-Like Melioration},
  author={Yonatan Loewenstein},
  booktitle={Front. Comput. Neurosci.},
  year={2010}
}
According to the theory of Melioration, organisms in repeated choice settings shift their choice preference in favor of the alternative that provides the highest return. The goal of this paper is to explain how this learning behavior can emerge from microscopic changes in the efficacies of synapses, in the context of a two-alternative repeated-choice experiment. I consider a large family of synaptic plasticity rules in which changes in synaptic efficacies are driven by the covariance between… CONTINUE READING

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