Brain Architecture: DAC and the Hippocampus

Tuesday, 1 September, 2015 - 15:30 to 17:30
In this tutorial we will discuss the computational principles of the Hippocampus and their possible implication in the control of behavior under the optics of the DAC architecture (Verschure, 2012; Verschure et al., 2014, 2003). I will review the mechanisms of conjunctive spatial and non-spatial coding (de Almeida et al., 2009a, 2009b, 2010; Lisman, 2007; Rennó-Costa et al., 2010); attractor dynamics (Rennó-Costa et al., 2014) and sequence processing and propose how the application of these different controls might support effective representation of tasks and efficient problem solving (Rennó-Costa et al., 2011).
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