Dreaming Your Fear Away: A Computational Model for Fear Extinction Learning During Dreaming

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Abstract

In this paper a computational model is presented that models how dreaming is used to learn fear extinction. The approach addresses dreaming as internal simulation incorporating memory elements in the form of sensory representations and their associated fear. During dream episodes regulation of fear takes place, which is strengthened by Hebbian learning. The model was evaluated by a number of simulation experiments for different scenarios. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP'11, Part III.
EditorsB.L. Lu et al.
Place of PublicationBerlin-Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages197-209
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7064 LNCS

Keywords

  • computational model
  • dreaming
  • fear extinction learning

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