An incentive circuit for memory dynamics in the mushroom body of Drosophila melanogaster
Modelling differential roles for identified dopaminergic and output neurons of the fruit-fly mushroom bodies combined with a novel dopaminergic plasticity rule explains neural and behavioural phenomena in olfactory learning tasks.
Li Yan McCurdy
Michael N. Nitabach
Insect neuroethology of reinforcement learning
Thesis - Doctor of Philosophy. I inversigated how insects form associative memories in their mushroom bodies and how this impacts their olfactory learning, visual navigation, and time-delayed reinforcements tasks.
Miniature insect model for active learning (minimal)
We develop a new foundation for understanding natural learning by developing a complete multilevel model of learning in larvae