Topographic Map Formation as Statistical Inference

  title={Topographic Map Formation as Statistical Inference},
  author={Roland Baddeley},
Neurons representing similar aspects of the world are often found close together in the cortex. It is proposed that this phenomenon can be modelled using a statistical approach. We start by using a neural network to nd the \features" that were most likely to have generated the observed probability distribution of inputs. These features can be found using a Boltzmann machine architecture, but the results of this simple network are unsatisfactory. By adding two additional constraints (priors… CONTINUE READING