During his stay at ISIR & SCAI, Pr. Kenji Doya will continue his collaboration with B. Girard on the modelling of the circuitry of the basal ganglia.
This project will allow a 5-month visit of Pr. Kenji Doya, from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan. During his stay at ISIR & SCAI, Pr. Kenji Doya will continue his collaboration with B. Girard on the modelling of the circuitry of the basal ganglia, a brain region dedicated to action selection and reinforcement learning. Indeed, in 2016-2017, they developed together a model of the basal ganglia of the monkey at the scale of the individual neuron, based on a population model previously developed at ISIR by B. Girard and his student J. Liénard (Liénard & Girard, 2014, Journal of Computational Neuroscience). Together they will work on improving the neural plausibility of the model from a dynamics point of view (bursting and oscillatory behavior), on its inclusion in larger circuits, especially the cortico-baso-thalamo cortical loops, and on adding realistic reinforcement learning rules.