Volume 11 Supplement 1
Spatial filter by spike timing dependent plasticity
© Fujita; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2010
Published: 20 July 2010
Spike timing dependent plasticity (STDP) is found in various areas of the brain, visual cortex, hippocampus and hindbrain of electric fish, etc. The synaptic modification by STDP depends on time difference between presynaptic spike arrival and postsynaptic firing. If presynaptic neuron fires earlier than postsynaptic neuron dose, synaptic weight is strengthened. If postsynaptic neuron fires earlier than presynaptic neuron dose, synaptic weight is weakened. This learning rule is one example of various rules (hippocampal type). The learning rule of electric fish type is reversed. Changes of synaptic efficiency precisely depend on timing of pre- and postsynaptic spikes under STDP. Because of this precise dependence, STDP is thought to play the important role in temporal processing of stimuli. Temporal processing by STDP is well known. However, the role of STDP in spatial processing is not enough understood. To investigate spatial processing by STDP, We studied the role in spatial processing on interconnected network with STDP, using computer simulation. In this study, we found two type spatial filter by STDP on interconnected network. One is low pass filter using the learning rule of electric fish type. Another is edge-enhancing filter using the learning rule of hippocampus type.
In this study, we calculated the response of interconnected neural network with STDP learning. The structure of the network is one-dimensional array. The neuron of the network has connection to neighbour neurons.
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