The model investigates the impact of learning on functional sensory networks.
It uses large-scale recurrent networks of excitatory and inhibitory spiking neurons equipped with synaptic plasticity.
It explains enhancement of orientation selectivity and emergence of feature-specific connectivity in visual cortex of rodents during development, as reported in experiments.
Sadeh S, Clopath C, Rotter S (2015) Emergence of Functional Specificity in Balanced Networks with Synaptic Plasticity. PLoS Comput Biol 11:e1004307 [PubMed]