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Neural Computation

July 1994, Vol. 6, No. 4, Pages 615-621
(doi: 10.1162/neco.1994.6.4.615)
© 1994 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elastic Net Model of Ocular Dominance: Overall Stripe Pattern and Monocular Deprivation
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Abstract

The elastic net (Durbin and Willshaw 1987) can account for the development of both topography and ocular dominance in the mapping from the lateral geniculate nucleus to primary visual cortex (Goodhill and Willshaw 1990). Here it is further shown for this model that (1) the overall pattern of stripes produced is strongly influenced by the shape of the cortex: in particular, stripes with a global order similar to that seen biologically can be produced under appropriate conditions, and (2) the observed changes in stripe width associated with monocular deprivation are reproduced in the model.