Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 3 (NIPS 1990)
Jack Cowan, A. Friedman
We describe a computational model of the development and regenera(cid:173) tion of specific eye-brain circuits. The model comprises a self-organiz(cid:173) ing map-forming network which uses local Hebb rules, constrained by (genetically determined) molecular markers. Various simulations of the development and regeneration of eye-brain maps in fish and frogs are described, in particular successful simulations of experiments by Schmidt-Cicerone-Easter; Meyer; and Y oon.