Bio-inspired real time sensory map realignment in a robotic barn owl

Huo, Juan, Yang, Zhijun ORCID logoORCID: and Murray, Alan (2009) Bio-inspired real time sensory map realignment in a robotic barn owl. In: Advances in neural information processing systems 21 (NIPS 2008). Koller, D., Schuurmans, D., Bengio, Y. and Bottou, L., eds. Curran Associates, Inc., pp. 716-723. ISBN 9781605609492. [Book Section]


The visual and auditory map alignment in the Superior Colliculus (SC) of barn owl is important for its accurate localization for prey behavior. Prism learning or Blindness may interfere this alignment and cause loss of the capability of accurate prey. However, juvenile barn owl could recover its sensory map alignment by shifting its auditory map. The adaptation of this map alignment is believed based on activity dependent axon developing in Inferior Colliculus (IC). A model is built to explore this mechanism. In this model, axon growing process is instructed by an inhibitory network in SC while the strength of the inhibition adjusted by Spike Timing Dependent Plasticity (STDP). We test and analyze this mechanism by application of the neural structures involved in spatial localization in a robotic system.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Proceedings of a meeting held 8-10 December 2008, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 9925
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Depositing User: Zhijun Yang
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2013 12:27
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 11:07

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