This Special Issue of EJN entitled “Beyond Simple Reinforcement Learning: the Computational Neurobiology of Reward-Learning and Valuation” (edited by John O’Doherty) was published online on April 4, 2012 (EJN issue 35-7).
Technical Spotlight of EJN issue 35-8 by Mark R. P. Aurousseau, Ingrid K. Osswald and Derek Bowie Ca2+ and/or Zn2+ entry into neurons and glial cells is often a key step driving the processes of neurodevelopment and disease.
A recently published study in EJN from ML Mustroph, DJ Stobaugh, DS Miller, EK DeYoung, and JS Rhodes, about the effect of Exercise on Addiction has been highlighted today in The New York Times. Click here to view The New York Times article. Click here to read the original full-text EJN article.
Interview of Kent Berridge (The University of Michigan), contributor of the Special Issue of EJN entitled Beyond Simple Reinforcement Learning. Here Kent Berridge defines an alternative theory (“Incentive salience”) to the traditional prediction error hypothesis of phasic dopamine (interview published March 28, 2012).
Interview with Cyriel Pennartz (University of Amsterdam), Associate Editor of EJN, giving a brief introduction to Reinforcement Learning, at the occasion of the publication of the Special Issue of EJN entitled Beyond the Simple Reinforcement Learning Framework (interview published on April 2, 2012).