[Comp-neuro] Paper on birdsong learning in spiking neural network model

Ila Fiete prasad at kitp.ucsb.edu
Wed Aug 8 22:43:20 CEST 2007

Dear Colleagues,

I'd like to announce (1) A new paper on song learning in a spiking 
neural network model of the
birdsong pathway, and (2) A companion (background) paper that presents 
the theory for a
general, biologically plausible rule for gradient learning in recurrent 
nonlinear networks:

(1) Fiete IR, Fee MS, Seung HS. Model of birdsong learning based on 
gradient estimation by
dynamic perturbation of neural conductances. J Neurophysiol, 2007 (In 

Available for free from the publisher site. Access via pubmed:

(2) Fiete IR, Seung HS. Gradient learning in spiking neural networks by 
dynamic perturbation of
conductances. Phys Rev Lett, 048104, 2006.

Available at:

With best regards,
Ila Fiete

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