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Research Article

Bayesian Computation Emerges in Generic Cortical Microcircuits through Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity

  • Bernhard Nessler mail,

    nessler@igi.tugraz.at

    Affiliation: Institute for Theoretical Computer Science, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

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  • Michael Pfeiffer,

    Affiliations: Institute for Theoretical Computer Science, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria, Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zürich and ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Lars Buesing,

    Affiliation: Institute for Theoretical Computer Science, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

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  • Wolfgang Maass

    Affiliation: Institute for Theoretical Computer Science, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

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  • Published: April 25, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003037

About the Authors

Bernhard Nessler, Michael Pfeiffer, Lars Buesing, Wolfgang Maass
Institute for Theoretical Computer Science, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
Michael Pfeiffer
Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zürich and ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: nessler@igi.tugraz.at

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BN MP WM. Performed the experiments: BN MP. Wrote the paper: BN MP LB WM.