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Functional Role of Adult Neurogenesis in the Hippocampus, Part III Theory of Neural Systems
Collaborator: Peter Appleby, Gerd Kempermann

As an extension to the model of the predecessor project
Functional role of adult neurogenesis in the hippocampus, Part II we now
use simulated grid cell activities from entorhinal cortex as an input
to the hippocampus and consider combinations of various adaptation
strategies to new environments, such as neural plasticity, additive
neurogenesis, and turnover neurogenesis. We find that a combination
of these three mechanisms outperforms any of them alone.

The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We aim to understand the fundamental principles through which organisms generate behavior and cognition while linked to their environments through sensory systems and while acting in those environments through effector systems. Inspired by our insights into such natural cognitive systems, we seek new solutions to problems of information processing in artificial cognitive systems. We draw from a variety of disciplines that include experimental approaches from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and applied computer science, in particular machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.

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