Hegumen Theophan (V.I.Kryukov)
St. Daniel Monastery, Moscow, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org
The modeling of trace conditioning is a rather difficult mathematical problem and presents a challenge to the behavior and connectionist approaches mainly due to a time gap between CS and US. In particular, how neurons and synapses operating on a millisecond time scale can encode information about trace intervals on the scale of seconds and tens of seconds. By means of the mathematical analyses of the stochastic differential equation, the “Neurolocator” model is shown to be capable of explaining most of the experimental effects in the field. They include: (a) the boundary conditions for hippocampal involvement in Pavlovian conditioning, (b) the existence of optimal values of trace conditioning parameters, (c) the explanation of timing effects and scalar property, (d) the hippocampal lesion effects, (e) the central role of theta-regulated attention.