Nonlinear Hebbian learning as a unifying principle in receptive field formation

4 Jan 2016Carlos S. N. BritoWulfram Gerstner

The development of sensory receptive fields has been modeled in the past by a variety of models including normative models such as sparse coding or independent component analysis and bottom-up models such as spike-timing dependent plasticity or the Bienenstock-Cooper-Munro model of synaptic plasticity. Here we show that the above variety of approaches can all be unified into a single common principle, namely Nonlinear Hebbian Learning... (read more)

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