Learning and plasticity in behaving systems

Florentin Wörgötter (Stirling, Goettingen)

Aaron J. Gruber, Sara A. Solla, D. James Surmeier, and James C. Houk (2003)
Modulation of Striatal Single Units by Expected Reward: A Spiny Neuron Model Displaying Dopamine-Induced Bistability.
J Neurophysiol 90, 1095-1114.

Patricio O'Donnell (2003)
Dopamine gating of forebrain neural ensembles (review article)
European Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 17, pp. 429-435.

Bernd Porr and Florentin Woergoetter
Strongly improved stability and faster convergence of temporal sequence learning by utilising input correlations only.
Preprint 2005.

Yann Humeau, Hamdy Shaban, Stephanie Bissiere, and Andreas Luethi (2003)
Presynaptic induction of heterosynaptic associative plasticity in the mammalian brain.
Nature 426, 841-845.

Andrew James Smith, Suzanna Becker, Shitij Kapur (2005)
A Computational Model of the Functional Role of the Ventral-Striatal D2 Receptor in the Expression of Previously Acquired Behaviors.
Neural Computation 17, 361-395.

Kenji Doya (2002)
Metalearning and Neuromodulation
Neural Networks vol. 15(4-6):495-506.

Background information may be obtained from:

Wolfram Schultz (2000)
Multiple reward signals in the brain.
Nature Reviews Neuroscience 1, 199-207.

Wolfram Schultz (2002)
Getting Formal with Dopamine and Reward.
Neuron, Vol. 36, 241-263.

Peter Dayan and Bernard W. Balleine
Reward, Motivation, and Reinforcement Learning
Neuron, Vol. 36, 285-298.

Claire Matson Cannon and Richard D. Palmiter (2003)
Reward without Dopamine.
The Journal of Neuroscience 23(34):10827-10831.

Wolfgang Hauber, Ines Bohn, and Christian Giertler (2000)
NMDA, But Not Dopamine D2, Receptors in the Rat Nucleus Accumbens Are Involved in Guidance of Instrumental Behavior by Stimuli Predicting Reward Magnitude.
The Journal of Neuroscience 20(16):6282-6288.