Sparse coding on the spot: Spontaneous retinal waves suffice for orientation selectivity

Hunt, Jonathan J., Ibbotson, Michael and Goodhill, Geoffrey J. (2012) Sparse coding on the spot: Spontaneous retinal waves suffice for orientation selectivity. Neural Computation, 24 24: 2422-2433. doi:10.1162/NECO_a_00333

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Author Hunt, Jonathan J.
Ibbotson, Michael
Goodhill, Geoffrey J.
Title Sparse coding on the spot: Spontaneous retinal waves suffice for orientation selectivity
Journal name Neural Computation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0899-7667
Publication date 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1162/NECO_a_00333
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 24
Issue 24
Start page 2422
End page 2433
Total pages 12
Place of publication Cambridge, MA, United States
Publisher M I T Press
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Ohshiro, Hussain, and Weliky (2011) recently showed that ferrets reared with exposure to flickering spot stimuli, in the absence of oriented visual experience, develop oriented receptive fields. They interpreted this as refutation of efficient coding models, which require oriented input in order to develop oriented receptive fields. Here we show that these data are compatible with the efficient coding hypothesis if the influence of spontaneous retinal waves is considered. We demonstrate that independent component analysis learns predominantly oriented receptive fields when trained on a mixture of spot stimuli and spontaneous retinal waves. Further, we show that the efficient coding hypothesis provides a compelling explanation for the contrast between the lack of receptive field changes seen in animals reared with spot stimuli and the significant cortical reorganisation observed in stripe-reared animals.
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