The Physics of the Brain

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The Physics of the Brain

Outline

Simple Model of a Neuron

Neuron Activation

Synaptic Modification

Visual Pathway

Model Architecture

Cortical Properties and Synapses

Cortical Properties and Synapses

Questions

Hebbian Learning

Stability and Behavior of Hebbian Learning

Hebbian Learning and Principle Components

Correlation Matrix and Inertia Tensor

Principle Components and Synaptic Weights

Synaptic Stabilization

Combining Hebbian and Anti-Hebbian Learning

BCM Theory

BCM Theory Stability

BCM Theory Selectivity

BCM Theory Selectivity

Natural Images, Noise, and Learning

Hebbian Learning and Orientation Selectivity

BCM Learning and Orientation Selectivity

Binocularity

Synaptic Competition and Monocular Deprivation

BCM Theory and Monocular Deprivation

BCM Theory and Monocular Deprivation

BCM Theory and Monocular Deprivation

Summary of Theory

Experiment and Theory

Conclusions

The Physics of the Brain

Model of a Neuron

Topics in Leon Cooper’s Lab

Author: Brian Blais

Email: bblais@cns.brown.edu

Home Page: http://www.physics.brown.edu/people/bblais

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