We developed a model of sensory and motor neocortex consisting
of 704 spiking model-neurons. Sensory and motor populations included excitatory cells
and two types of interneurons. Neurons were interconnected with AMPA/NMDA, and
GABAA synapses. We trained our model using spike-timing-dependent reinforcement
learning to control a 2-joint virtual arm to reach to a fixed target.
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