Progress in neuroscience is hindered by poor reproducibility of mouse behavior. Here we show that in a visual decision making task, reproducibility can be achieved by automating the training protocol and by standardizing experimental hardware,...
An open question in systems and computational neuroscience is how neural
circuits accumulate evidence towards a decision. Fitting models of
decision-making theory to neural activity helps answer this question, but
current approaches limit the number...
Single neocortical neurons are driven by populations of excitatory inputs, forming the basis of neural selectivity to features of sensory input. Excitatory connections are thought to mature during development through activity-dependent Hebbian...
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We introduce "Search with Amortized Value Estimates" (SAVE), an approach for
combining model-free Q-learning with model-based Monte-Carlo Tree Search
(MCTS). In SAVE, a learned prior over state-action values is used to guide
MCTS, which estimates an...
The lottery ticket hypothesis suggests that by training DNNs from “lucky” initializations, we can train networks which are 10-100x smaller with minimal performance losses. In new work, we extend our understanding of this phenomenon in several ways.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly. Pushing back against accusations from the...