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Modeling Rodent Head-direction Cells and Place Cells for Spatial Learning in Bio-mimetic Robotics
 

Summary: Modeling Rodent Head-direction Cells and Place
Cells for Spatial Learning in Bio-mimetic Robotics
Angelo Arleo Wulfram Gerstner
Centre for Neuro-Mimetic Systems, MANTRA
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne,
CH-1015 Lausanne EPFL, Switzerland
angelo.arleo@epfl.ch, wulfram.gerstner@epfl.ch
Abstract
We propose a computational model which is con-
sistent with several neurophysiological findings con-
cerning biological head-direction cells and hippocam-
pal place cells. The model consists of two separate
neural systems providing directional and place cod-
ing representations, respectively. These two modules
are strongly coupled and interact with each other to
form a unitary spatial learning system. We stress the
importance of correlating idiothetic and allothetic sig-
nals to determine the dynamics of the system in order
to stabilize head-direction and place representations
over time. We give experimental results obtained by

  

Source: Arleo, Angelo - Laboratory of Neurobiology of Adaptive Processes, Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Paris 6

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine