Bose, T., Reina, A., Marshall, J. A. R. (2019) Inhibition and Excitation Shape Activity Selection: Effect of Oscillations in a Decision-Making Circuit. Neural Computation 31:870-896.
This paper studies a model animal choosing between different food sources in an ongoing decision-making process. The decision-making circuit regulating the response is implemented via a generic neural hardware motif. Nonlinearities in the circuit influence the behaviour of the model animal. We find the unexpected result that inherent oscillations of neuronal activity may enhance decision-making performance.