Description 
1 online resource (xxiv, 308 pages) : illustrations 
Contents 
Introduction  Single Cell Theory  Stability of BCM with a Weight Decay Term. in a Linearly Independent Environment  Objective Function Formulation  Convergence of the Solution of the Random Differential Equations  Analysis and Comparison of BCM and Kurtosis in Extended Distributions  Statistical Theorems  Cortical Network Theory  Asymptotic Behavior of Mean Field Equations with Time Dependent Mean Field  Review and Analysis of Second Order Learning Rules  Representing the correlation matrix in a Bessel function Base  Properties of Correlation Functions And How to Make Good Ones  The Parity Transform: Symmetry properties of the eigenstates of the two eye problem  Receptive field selectivity in a natural image environment  Technical Remarks Concerning Simulations of Selectivity  Ocular dominance in normal and deprived cortex  Networks of interacting BCM Neurons  Experimental evidence for the assumptions and consequences of the BCM theory 
Summary 
In Theory of Cortical Plasticity, Nobel Laureate LeonCooper and his collaborators present a systematic development of theBienenstock, Cooper and Munro (BCM) theory of synaptic plasticity, anddiscuss experiments that test both its assumptions and consequences. This insightful book provides an elegant analysis of theoreticalstructure in neuroscience research, and elucidates the role BCM theoryhas played in guiding research leading to our present understanding ofthe mechanisms underlying cortical plasticity 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291308) 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Cerebral cortex.


Neuroplasticity  Mathematical models.


Neuroplasticity.


Models, Neurological.


Neuronal Plasticity.


Visual Cortex  physiology.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Cooper, Leon N. (Leon Neil), 1930

ISBN 
1281872490 

9781281872494 

9789812562555 (electronic bk.) 

9812562559 (electronic bk.) 

(paperback) 
