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

    http://computationalmaps.org

    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

    http://topographica.org

    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
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