The Actor-Critic Learning Is Behind the Matching Law: Matching Versus Optimal Behaviors

@article{Sakai2008TheAL,
  title={The Actor-Critic Learning Is Behind the Matching Law: Matching Versus Optimal Behaviors},
  author={Yutaka Sakai and Tomoki Fukai},
  journal={Neural Computation},
  year={2008},
  volume={20},
  pages={227-251}
}
The ability to make a correct choice of behavior from various options is crucial for animals' survival. The neural basis for the choice of behavior has been attracting growing attention in research on biological and artificial neural systems. Alternative choice tasks with variable ratio (VR) and variable interval (VI) schedules of reinforcement have often been employed in studying decision making by animals and humans. In the VR schedule task, alternative choices are reinforced with different… CONTINUE READING
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