Computational Maps in the Visual Cortex

Risto MiikkulainenJames A. BednarYoonsuck ChoeJoseph Sirosh
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The book Computational Maps in the Visual Cortex by Miikkulainen, Bednar, Choe, and Sirosh (New York: Springer 2005) presents a unified computational approach to understanding the structure, development, and function of the visual cortex. It reviews the current theories of the visual cortex and the biological data on which they are based, and presents a detailed analysis of the laterally connected self-organizing map model and results obtained to date. Together with the software package Topographica, it serves as a comprehensive foundation for future research in computational neuroscience of the visual cortex.

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