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2010
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Importing the computational neuroscience toolbox into neuro-evolution-application to basal ganglia

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Importing the computational neuroscience toolbox into neuro-evolution-application to basal ganglia
Neuro-evolution and computational neuroscience are two scientific domains that produce surprisingly different artificial neural networks. Inspired by the “toolbox” used by neuroscientists to create their models, this paper argues two main points: (1) neural maps (spatially-organized identical neurons) should be the building blocks to evolve neural networks able to perform cognitive functions and (2) wellidentified modules of the brain for which there exists computational neuroscience models provide well-defined benchmarks for neuro-evolution. To support these claims, a method to evolve networks of neural maps is introduced then applied to evolve neural networks with a similar functionality to basal ganglia in animals (i.e. action selection). Results show that: (1) the map-based encoding easily achieves this task while a direct encoding never solves it; (2) this encoding is independent of the size of maps and can therefore be used to evolve large and brain-like neural networks...
Jean-Baptiste Mouret, Stéphane Doncieux, Be
Added 19 Jul 2010
Updated 19 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where GECCO
Authors Jean-Baptiste Mouret, Stéphane Doncieux, Benoît Girard
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