A Computational Model for Latent Learning based on Hippocampal Replay

Pablo Scleidorovich, Martin Llofriu, Jean Marc Fellous, Alfredo Weitzenfeld

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Abstract

We show how hippocampal replay could explain latent learning, a phenomenon observed in animals where unrewarded pre-exposure to an environment, i.e. habituation, improves task learning rates once rewarded trials begin. We first describe a computational model for spatial navigation inspired by rat studies. The model exploits offline replay of trajectories previously learned by applying reinforcement learning. Then, to assess our hypothesis, the model is evaluated in a multiple T-maze environment where rats need to learn a path from the start of the maze to the goal. Simulation results support our hypothesis that pre-exposed or habituated rats learn the task significantly faster than non-pre-exposed rats. Results also show that this effect increases with the number of pre-exposed trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728169262
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Event2020 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2020 - Virtual, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 19 2020Jul 24 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks

Conference

Conference2020 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityVirtual, Glasgow
Period7/19/207/24/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence

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