A generative STDP model for canonical cortical circuits


October 14, 2015 - 1:00pm
NW 243
About the Speaker
Joe Olson (Kreiman Lab)

Canonical circuits, such as those within cortical columns of V1, are important for local computations. There is strong evidence that circuit development depends on genetic expressions and molecular cues. However, both the refinement and maintenance of the circuit is likely to depend on neural activity-dependent rules and experiences. We show how two different varietals of spike-timing dependent plasticity can generate one example canonical circuit.