Reinforcement learning with environmental structures and mind of others

Symposium 3-2Time:08:30 - 10:00

Hiroyuki Nakahara1
1RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan

Under the theme of symposium, context-dependent preferences, I will discuss reward-guided learning and decision-making with two particular cases: learning environmental structures under reinforcement learning (RL) and others' mental processes under social decision making. I demonstrate that dopamine activity and related basal ganglia circuit incorporate context dependence for better learning and decision-making under normative understanding of RL. I show you how we also extend RL theory into the realm of social cognition. Combining human fMRI with modeling, I present how one learns to predict the minds of others and also takes account of rewards to others, so as to adjust one’s own decisions accordingly. I also plan to present results of some ongoing studies.

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September 1-3, 2017