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A Model of the Superior Colliculus with Competing and Spiking Neurons (1998) by Thomas Trappenberg
@electronic{trappenberg-1998,
abstract = {A simple version of a competitive network model with spiking neurons is  developed and compared to a model with average firing rates and data  from human behavior experiments. Numerical explorations show that  the general features of the previous model with average firing rates are  preserved in the model with spiking neurons. Both models show the  general tendency of human performance from measurements of saccade  reaction times in a gap/overlap paradigm.  1 Introduction  Competitive mechanisms are a basic scheme to achieve integration of diverse signals and are speculated to serve in various ways in our brain. Taylor [1] discussed the possible role of competitive mechanisms in attention and showed that a model similar to the one discussed in this paper can account for the experimental findings of sensory experiences after direct stimulation of the somatosensory cortex of awake subjects. Kopecz and Schoner [2, 3] used such a competitive network as the dynamic component of their abstra...},
author = {Trappenberg, Thomas},
keywords = {ann, motor, sc, spiking},
posted-at = {2012-01-24 07:54:19},
priority = {2},
title = {A Model of the Superior Colliculus with Competing and Spiking Neurons},
url = {http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.33.3164},
year = {1998}
}


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Trappenberg presents a competitive spiking neural network for generating motor output of the SC.