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Neural Computation

July 1, 1996, Vol. 8, No. 5, Pages 1021-1040.
(doi: 10.1162/neco.1996.8.5.1021)
© 1996 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Effect of Binocular Cortical Misalignment on Ocular Dominance and Orientation Selectivity
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Abstract

We model a two-eye visual environment composed of natural images and study its effect on single cell synaptic modification. In particular, we study the effect of binocular cortical misalignment on receptive field formation after eye opening. We show that binocular misalignment affects principal component analysis (PCA) and Bienenstock, Cooper, and Munro (BCM) learning in different ways. For the BCM learning rule this misalignment is sufficient to produce varying degrees of ocular dominance, whereas for PCA learning binocular neurons emerge in every case.