PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Theory of the computational function of microcircuit dynamics
Wolfgang Maass and Henry Markram
In: Dahlem Workshop on Microcircuits(2005).


This chapter discusses models for computation in cortical microcircuits in the light of general computational theories and biological data. We first review some basic concepts from computation theory. We then discuss existing models for computation in cortical microcircuits within this precise conceptual framework. We argue that models for online computing in dynamical systems require particular attention in this context, since they provide the best fit to the types of computational tasks that are solved by the brain, as well as the best fit to biological data about the anatomy and physiology of the underlying circuits.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
ID Code:1259
Deposited By:Wolfgang Maass
Deposited On:28 November 2005