For papers related to this project, please visit my publications page.
Here are some movies that show our model at various stages during development. Movies are provided in MPEG and animated GIF format. The animated GIF pictures can be viewed within your browser, whereas you will need a suitable program for viewing the MPEG files (e.g. mpeg_play for Unix, Media Player on the PC). Frames are taken approximately every 70 seconds of simulated time.
(Once an animated GIF has been downloaded, it will loop repeatedly until you leave that page.)
Each circle represents the dendritic field of one cell. In the first stage, dendrites primarily extend, and there is little cell movement. Once neighbouring dendrites overlap, the cells begin to move away from other. Eventually this combination of cell movement and dendrite extension/retraction produces a regular arrangement of neurons. (Neurons at the border of the network are much larger than the other neurons due to boundary conditions.)
MPEG 4 (150 frames, 2.0MB) or GIF 4 (0.8 MB): This time the network starts with 70 cells, which then increases to 140 cells (frame 60) and then to 210 cells (frame 120).