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. We inversigate how insects for associative memories based on reinforcements from the environment and how this impacts their behaviour and especially navigation.
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