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Learning about the distribution of rewards through dopamine and the basal ganglia pathways

Abstract:

The basal ganglia pathways and their dopaminergic innervation are essential for reinforcement learning and are thought to play an important role in value-based decision making. Yet, it is not fully understood how these components interact and which computations they perform. In this thesis, we aim to improve this understanding, building on the Actor learning Uncertainty (AU) hypothesis of Mikhael and Bogacz (2016). According to this hypothesis, the basal ganglia might learn statistics (ave...

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Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
Sub department:
Clinical Neurosciences
Research group:
MRC BNDU, Bogacz group
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0399-574X

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Sub department:
Clinical Neurosciences
Role:
Supervisor
Sub department:
Clinical Neurosciences
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-0735-4349
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Programme:
Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford
Grant:
MC_ST_BNDU_2019
MC_ST_U17003
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2021-09-27

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