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Implicit differential analysis for cortical models
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Paper Abstract

Large cortical models based on differential equations may require significant computations to converge, in addition to the computations required to simulate learning. Fortunately, sensitivity analysis for such models can be done using the implicit function theorem (IFT), as shown by McFadden in 1993 for a model with "virtual lateral inhibition" (VLI) in which inhibition is based on competition for activation, rather than on direct reduction of activation levels. The current work reviews recent neurobiological work on the nature of inhibition, and also reports new results on numerical issues that arise in the analysis of VLI models of cortical networks. The IFT technique is at least an order of magnitude faster than numerical ODE solvers. A new explanation for inhibition based on energy resource sharing is proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2007
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6576, Independent Component Analyses, Wavelets, Unsupervised Nano-Biomimetic Sensors, and Neural Networks V, 657617 (9 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.725209
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Frank McFadden, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (United States)
Harold Szu, Howard Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6576:
Independent Component Analyses, Wavelets, Unsupervised Nano-Biomimetic Sensors, and Neural Networks V
Harold H. Szu; Jack Agee, Editor(s)

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