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Adrienne Fairhall
University of Washington

Learning and variability in birdsong

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 at 12:00pm
560 Evans

The birdsong system has become a paradigmatic example of biological learning. In this talk we will discuss how detailed biological responses can help this system to implement reinforcement learning. In particular, we will discuss the potential role of a newly identified excitatory neural signal in basal ganglia and how it may help to modulate basal ganglia synchrony and the variability required for learning.
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