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The book Computational Maps in the Visual Cortex by Miikkulainen,
Bednar, Choe, and Sirosh (New York: Springer 2005) presents a
unified computational approach to understanding the structure,
development, and function of the visual cortex. It reviews the
current theories of the visual cortex and the biological data on
which they are based, and presents a detailed analysis of the
laterally connected self-organizing map model and results obtained
to date. Together with the software package
Topographica, it serves
as a comprehensive foundation for future research in computational
neuroscience of the visual cortex.
This web page introduces the book through the table of contents and
a sample chapter, and supplements it with electronic resources such
as zoomable versions of the figures, bibtex and html references,
animations of many of the simulations, and simulation software. To
order the book, see e.g. Springer or Amazon.
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