Eight open questions in the computational modeling of higher sensory cortex

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2016 Apr;37:114-120. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2016.02.001. Epub 2016 Feb 26.


Propelled by advances in biologically inspired computer vision and artificial intelligence, the past five years have seen significant progress in using deep neural networks to model response patterns of neurons in visual cortex. In this paper, we briefly review this progress and then discuss eight key 'open questions' that we believe will drive research in computational models of sensory systems over the next five years, both in visual cortex and beyond.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Artificial Intelligence / trends
  • Models, Neurological*
  • Neural Networks, Computer
  • Research / trends
  • Sensorimotor Cortex / physiology*