Extracting slow subspaces from natural videos leads to complex cells

Christoph Kayser, Wolfgang Einhäuser, Olaf Dümmer, Peter König, Konrad Körding

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Natural videos obtained from a camera mounted on a cat’s head are used as stimuli for a network of subspace energy detectors. The network is trained by gradient ascent on an objective function defined by the squared temporal derivatives of the cells’ outputs. The resulting receptive fields are invariant to both contrast polarity and translation and thus resemble complex type receptive fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArtificial Neural Networks - ICANN 2001 - International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsKurt Hornik, Georg Dorffner, Horst Bischof
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)3540424865, 9783540446682
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
EventInternational Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 2001 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Aug 21 2001Aug 25 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 2001


  • Computational neuroscience
  • Learning
  • Temporal smothness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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