Journal of Mathematical Biology

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 267–273

Simplified neuron model as a principal component analyzer

  • Erkki Oja

DOI: 10.1007/BF00275687

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Oja, E. J. Math. Biology (1982) 15: 267. doi:10.1007/BF00275687


A simple linear neuron model with constrained Hebbian-type synaptic modification is analyzed and a new class of unconstrained learning rules is derived. It is shown that the model neuron tends to extract the principal component from a stationary input vector sequence.

Key words

Neuron modelsSynaptic plasticityStochastic approximation

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© Springer-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erkki Oja
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  1. 1.Institute of MathematicsUniversity of KuopioKuopio 10Finland