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A spin-glass-like Lyapunov function for a neurotrophic model of neuronal development.
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PMID:  12111275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We derive a spin-glass-like energy or Lyapunov function for our previously studied neurotrophic model of anatomical synaptic plasticity and neuronal development. This function is then used in Monte-Carlo simulations of the model applied to the development of ocular dominance columns. We discuss the relationship between our model and other models, and speculate on the implications of underlying spin glass structures in many models of neuronal development, learning and plasticity.
Terry Elliott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biological cybernetics     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0340-1200     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol Cybern     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-11     Completed Date:  2003-01-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502533     Medline TA:  Biol Cybern     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  473-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Models, Neurological*
Monte Carlo Method
Neuronal Plasticity / physiology*
Neurons / physiology*

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