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Always Checking Errors in Brains and Machines [Uchida Lab]

The last several years have seen remarkable developments in artificial intelligence (AI). Computers can now play complex video games such as Pac-Man, Space Invader, and even StarCraft II…

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Believing in Dopamine [Uchida Lab]

Predicting future rewards depends critically on beliefs about the current state of the world. For example, suppose you go to a restaurant with two chefs, one who you’ve…

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Who Moved My Arm? Learning from Performance Error [Uchida Lab]

You head to your favorite coffee shop, order a cappuccino, and when the barista calls your name, you grab your coffee. Imagine, however, you grab the wrong cup…

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WHAT’S ON THE NEWS? DOPAMINE BROADCASTS MULTIPLE TYPES OF INFORMATION [Uchida Lab]

Monoamine neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and noradrenaline are released by small populations of neurons that send information to much of the brain. These neurons function like major…

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