A Special Role for Input Codes in Solving the Transverse Patterning Problem
Rats require a hippocampus to solve the transverse patterning problem. Here, a hippocampal model also solves this configural learning problem. The problem is hard: A learning paradigm, called progressive learning, is required. It is required by rats, humans, and the model. Second, input patterns within a sequence must be repeated. Such repetition increases the statistical dependence, a surprising observation if you assume statistical dependence is undesirable. Such repetition of the same patterns in a sequence facilitates the formation of local context neuronal firings. These neuronal firings are critical, and we hypothesize that they are analogous to place cells found in behaving animals.
KeywordsLocal Context Input Sequence Input Pattern Stimulus Pair Place Cell
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