A computational model for the development of multiple maps in primary visual cortex

Carreira-Perpinan, M. A., Lister, R. J. and Goodhill, G. J. (2005) A computational model for the development of multiple maps in primary visual cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 15 8: 1222-1233. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhi004

Author Carreira-Perpinan, M. A.
Lister, R. J.
Goodhill, G. J.
Title A computational model for the development of multiple maps in primary visual cortex
Journal name Cerebral Cortex   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1047-3211
Publication date 2005-01-01
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/cercor/bhi004
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 8
Start page 1222
End page 1233
Total pages 12
Place of publication Cary
Publisher Oxford Univ Press Inc
Language eng
Abstract Primary visual cortex contains multiple maps of features of the visual scene, including visual field position, orientation, direction, ocular dominance and spatial frequency. The complex relationships between these maps provide clues to the strategies the cortex uses for representing and processing information. Here we simulate the combined development of all these map systems using a computational model, the elastic net. We show that this model robustly produces combined maps of these four variables that bear a close resemblance to experimental maps. In addition we show that the experimentally observed effects of monocular deprivation and single-orientation rearing can be reproduced in this model, and we make some testable predictions. These results provide strong support for the hypothesis that cortical representations attempt to optimize a trade-off between coverage and continuity.
Keyword Neurosciences
computational model
ocular dominance map
orientation map
visual cortex
Ocular-dominance Columns
Length Minimization Approach
Elastic Net Model
Cortical Maps
Striate Cortex
Direction Preference
Area 17
Q-Index Code C1
Grant ID NIH EY12544
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
Queensland Brain Institute Publications
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