Synaptic Scaling Balances Learning in a Spiking Model of Neocortex

8 Apr 2013 Mark Rowan Samuel Neymotin

Learning in the brain requires complementary mechanisms: potentiation and activity-dependent homeostatic scaling. We introduce synaptic scaling to a biologically-realistic spiking model of neocortex which can learn changes in oscillatory rhythms using STDP, and show that scaling is necessary to balance both positive and negative changes in input from potentiation and atrophy... (read more)

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