Clark School Home UMD
ECE

ECE News Story

Simon Co-authors Neural Computation Cover Story

Simon Co-authors Neural Computation Cover Story


Prof. Jonathan Simon (ECE/ISR/Biology) along with fellow Maryland researchers Murat Aytekin, a postdoc in the Institute for Systems Research (ISR), and Prof. Cynthia Moss (Psychology/ISR) has co-authored the cover story of the March issue of the journal, Neural Computation, published by MIT Press. The title of the article is "A Sensorimotor Approach to Sound Localization."

Sound localization is known to be a complex phenomenon, combining multisensory information processing, experience-dependent plasticity, and movement. Aytekin, Moss and Simon present a sensorimotor model that addresses the question of how an organism could learn to localize sound sources without any a priori neural representation of its head-related transfer function or prior experience with auditory spatial information. They demonstrate quantitatively that the experience of the sensory consequences of its voluntary motor actions allows an organism to learn the spatial location of any sound source. Using examples from humans and echolocating bats, their model shows that a naive organism can learn the auditory space based solely on acoustic inputs and their relation to motor states.

Users can read the article at the Neural Computation website.

March 21, 2008


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

Biofilm treatment device receives TEDCO MII funding; paper published in IEEE TBME

UMD Researchers Conduct Field Tests to Evaluate the Atmosphere’s Effect on Lasers

Alumnus Profile: Robert Cobb

MC2 Faculty, Students Have Five Papers Accepted to ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security

Bhattacharyya awarded NIH Grant to Explore Real-time Neural Decoding for Calcium Imaging

With Engineering Projects, UMD Students Seek to Boost Education Access, Public Health, and Sustainability

Shoukry, Krishnaprasad receive NSF grant for resilient-by-cognition cyber-physical systems

UMD to Lead Milestone NSF High School Engineering Pilot Course

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts