Building an artificial neural network using reinforcement learning strategies
This project is devoted to making a neural network model of hippocampal place cells and simulating the activity of model neurons under conditions that model when a laboratory animal is in a Morris water maze.
What is happening in an animal's brain as it learns to swim consistently straight to a target? At this point, science can't really answer this question in full detail. One can only speak of spatial learning, place learning, cognitive maps formation and memory in general. This project tries to explore a mathematical model of these processes by making use of computers.