Democratic population decisions result in robust policy-gradient learning (Richmond et al. 2011)

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This model demonstrates the use of GPU programming (with CUDA) to simulate a two-layer network of Integrate-and-Fire neurons with varying degrees of recurrent connectivity and to investigate its ability to learn a simplified navigation task using a learning rule stemming from Reinforcement Learning, a policy-gradient rule.
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1 . Richmond P, Buesing L, Giugliano M, Vasilaki E (2011) Democratic population decisions result in robust policy-gradient learning: a parametric study with GPU simulations. PLoS One 6:e18539 [PubMed]
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  Copyright (c) 2011 Paul Richmond, University of Sheffield , UK; 
  all rights reserved unless otherwise stated.

  This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
  the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
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  In addition to the regulations of the GNU General Public License,
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  parts of this program are required to cite the article 
  "Democratic population decisions result in robust policy-gradient 
  learning: a parametric study with GPU simulations" by Paul Richmond, 
  Lars Buesing, Michele Giugliano and Eleni Vasilaki, PLoS ONE Neuroscience, 
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