Date: 30 Oct 2006

A network model for the emergence of orientation maps and local lateral circuits

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We present a nonlinear, recurrent neural network model of the primary visual cortex with separate ON/OFF-pathways and modifiable afferent as well as intracortical synaptic couplings. Orientation maps emerge driven by random input stimuli. Lateral coupling structures self-organize into DOG profiles under the influence of pronounced emerging cortical activity blobs. The model’s architecture and features are, compared with former models, well justified neurobiologically.