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Bayesian Spiking Neurons II: Learning Neural computation, Vol. 20, No. 1. (1 January 2008), pp. 118-145, doi:10.1162/neco.2008.20.1.118 by Sophie Deneve
    abstract = {In the companion letter in this issue ("Bayesian Spiking Neurons I: Inference"), we showed that the dynamics of spiking neurons can be interpreted as a form of Bayesian integration, accumulating evidence over time about events in the external world or the body. We proceed to develop a theory of Bayesian learning in spiking neural networks, where the neurons learn to recognize temporal dynamics of their synaptic inputs. Meanwhile, successive layers of neurons learn hierarchical causal models for the sensory input. The corresponding learning rule is local, spike-time dependent, and highly nonlinear. This approach provides a principled description of spiking and plasticity rules maximizing information transfer, while limiting the number of costly spikes, between successive layers of neurons.},
    address = {D\'{e}partement d'Etudes Cognitives, Ecole Normale Sup\'{e}rieure, College de France 75005 Paris, France.},
    author = {Deneve, Sophie},
    day = {1},
    doi = {10.1162/neco.2008.20.1.118},
    issn = {0899-7667},
    journal = {Neural computation},
    keywords = {ann, bayes, integration, learning, math, model, predictive-coding, spiking},
    month = jan,
    number = {1},
    pages = {118--145},
    pmid = {18045003},
    posted-at = {2012-11-09 15:24:24},
    priority = {2},
    publisher = {MIT Press},
    title = {Bayesian Spiking Neurons {II}: Learning},
    url = {},
    volume = {20},
    year = {2008}

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Deneve describes how neurons performing Bayesian inference on variables behind Poisson inputs can learn the parameters of the Poisson processes in an online variant of the expectation maximization (EM) algorithm.

Deneve associates her EM-based learning rule in Bayesian spiking neurons with spike-time dependent plasticity (stdp)