Parameterising Feature Sensitive Cell Formation in Linsker Networks in the Auditory System

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 5 (NIPS 1992)

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Lance Walton, David Bisset


This paper examines and extends the work of Linsker (1986) on self organising feature detectors. Linsker concentrates on the vi(cid:173) sual processing system, but infers that the weak assumptions made will allow the model to be used in the processing of other sensory information. This claim is examined here, with special attention paid to the auditory system, where there is much lower connec(cid:173) tivity and therefore more statistical variability. On-line training is utilised, to obtain an idea of training times. These are then com(cid:173) pared to the time available to pre-natal mammals for the formation of feature sensitive cells.