Further Studies of a Model for the Development and Regeneration of Eye-Brain Maps

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 3 (NIPS 1990)

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Jack Cowan, A. Friedman


We describe a computational model of the development and regenera(cid:173) tion of specific eye-brain circuits. The model comprises a self-organiz(cid:173) ing map-forming network which uses local Hebb rules, constrained by (genetically determined) molecular markers. Various simulations of the development and regeneration of eye-brain maps in fish and frogs are described, in particular successful simulations of experiments by Schmidt-Cicerone-Easter; Meyer; and Y oon.