Maxime Carrère

Combining associative and motivated learning

Le 11 octobre 2016

Directeur de thèse  Frédéric Alexandre / Équipe LaBRI : Modèles et Algorithmes pour la Bioinformatique et la Visualisation/ IMN

In a complex environment, humans and artificials systems need a flexible learning system to adapt themselves to situations which can change. In this thesis, we study how autonomy can be the result of interactions between the different learning systems of our brain. In particular, in a biologically-inspired approach, we model different parts of the brain involved in respondant and operant conditioning, et show how their interactions can promote flexible learning in tasks in which situation can change, like extinction or reversal.


Frédéric Alexandre, Maxime Carrere. Modeling Neuromodulation as a Framework to Integrate Uncertainty in General Cognitive Architectures. The Ninth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, Jul 2016, New-York, United States. 2016,

Maxime Carrere, Frédéric Alexandre. A pavlovian model of the amygdala and its influence within the medial temporal lobe. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, Frontiers, 2015, pp.14.

Maxime Carrere, Frédéric Alexandre. Using the Amygdala in decision making. Fifth International Symposium on Biology of Decision Making (SBDM), May 2015, Paris, France.

Nicolas Denoyelle, Maxime Carrere, Florian Pouget, Thierry Viéville, Frédéric Alexandre. From biological to numerical experiments in systemic neuroscience: a simulation platform. A.R. Londral, P. Encarnação. Advances in Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics, 12, Springer, 2015, Biosystems & Biorobotics.

Maxime Carrere, Frédéric Alexandre. Modeling pavlovian conditioning with multiple neuronal populations. IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Jul 2015, Killarney, Ireland. 2015, Proceeding IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks.


  • Frédéric Alexandre
    DR Inria, Directeur
  • Peter Dominey
    DR SBRI Rapporteur
  • Mehdi Khamassi
    CR HDR, ISIR Rapporteur
  • Pierre-Yves Oudeyer
    DR  Inria Examinateur
  • Aline Desmedt
    MC,  HDR, Neurocentre Magendie Examinateur
  • Julien Vitay
    Associate Professor,
    Chemnitz University of Technology
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