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[Illinois]: Posterior target probability given single-sensory input (delta rule)

By Lisa Sproat

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Train a single sigmoidal unit using the delta rule to estimate posterior target probability given sensory input of one modality (i.e., visual)

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Version 1.0a - published on 19 Aug 2013

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Abstract

This tool trains a single sigmoidal unit using the delta rule to estimate posterior target probability given sensory input of two modalities (i.e., visual and auditory).

Figure 9.7 depicts a single, sigmoidal unit used to simulate a unisensory neuron in the superior colliculus. The unit y receives input x and bias b. The weight matrix V in this case is a row vector containing the weights of the two connections to y, one from x and the other from b. The unit computes the weighted sum of its input and passes the result through the sigmoidal squashing function (see Chapter 6). The input x could represent the visual input to the collicular neuron, and bias b could represent a constant influence on neural firing rate due to the biophysical properties of the neuron or to nonspecific inputs that are constant in combination.

This tool is built from the MATLAB scripts for Tutorial on Neural Systems Modeling by Thomas J. Anastasio.

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Anastasio, T. J. (2009). Tutorial on neural systems modeling. Sinauer Associates, Incorporated.

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  • Lisa Sproat (2013), "[Illinois]: Posterior target probability given single-sensory input (delta rule)," http://nanohub.org/resources/unisensorydelta. (DOI: 10.4231/D3KP7TR4P).

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