Towards deep learning with segregated dendrites

  title={Towards deep learning with segregated dendrites},
  author={Jordan Guerguiev and Timothy P. Lillicrap and Blake A. Richards},
Deep learning has led to significant advances in artificial intelligence, in part, by adopting strategies motivated by neurophysiology. However, it is unclear whether deep learning could occur in the real brain. Here, we show that a deep learning algorithm that utilizes multi-compartment neurons might help us to understand how the neocortex optimizes cost functions. Like neocortical pyramidal neurons, neurons in our model receive sensory information and higher-order feedback in electrotonically… CONTINUE READING
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