Computational maps book and software

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Risto Miikkulainen, May 15, 2006.

  1. We are pleased to announce the publication of the book

    ``Computational Maps in the Visual Cortex''
    by Miikkulainen, Bednar, Choe, and Sirosh
    (New York: Springer).

    This book presents a computational approach to understanding how the
    map-like structures in the visual cortex develop and adapt to support
    visual function. It reviews current theories and biological data, and
    presents a detailed analysis of the laterally connected
    self-organizing map model (LISSOM) and results obtained to date. The
    TOC and a sample chapter, electronic versions of the figures and
    references, animated demos, talks, and course material are available
    at the book website

    The book was developed together with ``Topographica,'' a general
    simulator for computational modeling of cortical maps. Topographica
    is intended to serve as a common software tool for the research
    community, and is freely available at

    We hope that these tools will be useful in future research on the
    computational mechanisms of the visual cortex!

    -- Risto, Jim, Yoonsuck, and Joe
    Risto Miikkulainen, May 15, 2006
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.