Posts Tagged ‘Machine learning’

“A man needs a name” and that man is Riccardo Sabatini. Serious games of -omes happening at Human Longevity.

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pointer to: Computational Models of Basal Ganglia Function where Kenji Doya provides computational explanations for neuromodulators and their role in reinforcement learning. In his words, “Dopamine encodes the temporal difference error — the reward learning signal. Acetylcholine affects learning rate through memory updates of actions and rewards. Noradrenaline controls width or randomness of exploration. Serotonin is implicated in “temporal discounting,” evaluating if a given action is worth the expected reward.”

This type of amazing research provides a pathway to better understand how genes contribute to how the brain “works” as a 3-dimensional biochemical computational machine.

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