Learning algorithms articles from across Nature Portfolio

A learning algorithm is a mathematical framework or procedure that calculates the best output given a particular set of data. It does this by updating the calculation based on the difference between the actual and desired output. These algorithms are typically concerned with representation and generalization of the input data.

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  • News & Views |

    We developed a wearable platform (the Neuro-stack) for recording single-neuron and local field potentials in freely moving humans. The Neuro-stack enabled the recording of single-neuron activity during walking behavior in humans. The platform also enables personalized stimulation during real-time decoding of neural activity, which can potentially improve neurostimulation treatments.

    Nature Neuroscience 26, 377-378
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    Computational psychiatry holds promise for basic research and clinical practice in safeguarding mental health. In this Comment, we discuss why China needs computational psychiatry, why its development in China will benefit the field globally, and the challenges of promoting computational psychiatry in China and how to tackle them.

    • Haiyang Geng
    • , Ji Chen
    •  & Lei Zhang
  • News & Views |

    For decades, researchers have wondered whether algorithms used by artificial neural networks might be implemented by biological networks. Payeur et al. have strengthened the connection between neuroscience and artificial intelligence by showing that biologically plausible mechanisms can approximate key features of an essential artificial intelligence learning algorithm.

    • Weinan Sun
    • , Xinyu Zhao
    •  & Nelson Spruston
    Nature Neuroscience 24, 905-906
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    A study in Nature Human Behaviour proposes a biologically plausible algorithm producing near-optimal behaviour in uncertain and volatile environments through computational imprecision. A complementary study in the same issue shows that, depending on context, uncertainty itself guides different decisions and is differentially represented in the brain.

    • Markus Ullsperger