Implementing Incentive Sensitization Theory of Addiction with Nengo NeuralNetwork Simulator
We present first steps towards a biologically grounded imple-mentation of the Incentive Sensitization Theory of addiction.We present multiple different plausible ways of mapping thistheory into a computational model, and examine the resultingbehaviour to see whether it accords with standard interpreta-tions of the theory. This is the first step in a larger project tocreate a computationally tractible and biologically motivatedmodel of addiction to help clarify and ground various terms inthe theory.
Nice work! Very cool idea to implement this theory into a neural model. I was wondering whether you have any plans to test your model with behavioral (response time) tasks that have been developed to test the incentive salience theory. I think that would make it substantially easier to constrain your theory!