Competitive Hebbian learning through spike-timing-dependent synaptic plasticity

  title={Competitive Hebbian learning through spike-timing-dependent synaptic plasticity},
  author={Sen Song and Kenneth D. Miller and L. F. Abbott},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
Hebbian models of development and learning require both activity-dependent synaptic plasticity and a mechanism that induces competition between different synapses. One form of experimentally observed long-term synaptic plasticity, which we call spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP), depends on the relative timing of pre- and postsynaptic action potentials. In modeling studies, we find that this form of synaptic modification can automatically balance synaptic strengths to make postsynaptic… 

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