Modeling Directional Selectivity Using Self-Organizing Delay-Adaptation Maps (2002)
Using a delay adaptation learning rule, we model the activity-dependent development of directionally selective cells in the primary visual cortex. Based on input stimuli, a learning rule shifts delays to create synchronous arrival of spikes at cortical cells. As a result, delays become tuned creating a smooth cortical map of direction selectivity. This result demonstrates how delay adaption can serve as a powerful abstraction for modeling temporal learning in the brain.
Neurocomputing, 44--46:679--684, 2002. Also in J. M. Bower (editor), Computational Neuroscience: Trends in Research, 2002 (CNS*01, Pacific Grove, CA). New York: Elsevier.

Risto Miikkulainen Faculty risto [at] cs utexas edu
Tal Tversky Ph.D. Alumni tal [at] cs utexas edu