A neural model of cross-modal association in insects

Jan Wessnitzer, Barbara Webb

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We developed a computational model of learning in the Mushroom
Body, a region of multimodal integration in the insect brain. Using
realistic neural dynamics and a biologically-based learning rule (spike timing
dependent plasticity), the model is tested as part of an insect brain
inspired architecture within a closed loop behavioural task. Replicating
in simulation an experiment carried out on bushcrickets, we show the system
can successfully associate visual to auditory cues, so as to maintain a
steady heading towards an intermittent sound source.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationESANN'2007 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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