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Research Article

An Imperfect Dopaminergic Error Signal Can Drive Temporal-Difference Learning

  • Wiebke Potjans mail,

    w.potjans@fz-juelich.de

    Affiliations: Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6), Computational and Systems Neuroscience, Research Center Jülich, Jülich, Germany, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama, Japan, Functional Neural Circuits Group, Faculty of Biology, Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

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  • Markus Diesmann,

    Affiliations: Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6), Computational and Systems Neuroscience, Research Center Jülich, Jülich, Germany, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama, Japan, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, Brain and Neural Systems Team, RIKEN Computational Science Research Program, Wako-shi, Saitama, Japan

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  • Abigail Morrison

    Affiliations: RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama, Japan, Functional Neural Circuits Group, Faculty of Biology, Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

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  • Published: May 12, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1001133

About the Authors

Wiebke Potjans, Markus Diesmann
Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6), Computational and Systems Neuroscience, Research Center Jülich, Jülich, Germany
Wiebke Potjans, Markus Diesmann, Abigail Morrison
RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama, Japan
Wiebke Potjans, Abigail Morrison
Functional Neural Circuits Group, Faculty of Biology, Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Markus Diesmann, Abigail Morrison
Bernstein Center Freiburg, Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Markus Diesmann
Brain and Neural Systems Team, RIKEN Computational Science Research Program, Wako-shi, Saitama, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: w.potjans@fz-juelich.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WP AM. Performed the experiments: WP. Analyzed the data: WP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WP AM. Wrote the paper: WP MD AM.