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Research Article

Synaptic Learning Rules and Sparse Coding in a Model Sensory System

  • Luca A. Finelli mail,

    lfinelli@salk.edu

    Affiliations: Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Seth Haney,

    Affiliations: Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Maxim Bazhenov,

    Affiliations: Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Mark Stopfer,

    Affiliation: National Institutes of Health, NICHD, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Terrence J. Sejnowski

    Affiliations: Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Published: April 18, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000062

About the Authors

Luca A. Finelli, Seth Haney, Maxim Bazhenov, Terrence J. Sejnowski
Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Luca A. Finelli, Seth Haney, Maxim Bazhenov, Terrence J. Sejnowski
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Mark Stopfer
National Institutes of Health, NICHD, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Terrence J. Sejnowski
Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: lfinelli@salk.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LF MB MS TS. Performed the experiments: LF SH. Analyzed the data: LF SH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LF SH MB MS. Wrote the paper: LF MB MS TS.