Books / Journal Articles / Conference & Book Chapters / Abstracts  
Books Mel BW. (1990). Connectionist robot motion planning: A neurally-inspired approach to visually-guided reaching. Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.  
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JournalArticles

Ramachandra C.A. & Mel, B.W. (2013). Computing local edge probability in natural scenes from a population of oriented simple cells. Journal of Vision, 13(14): 19; doi:10.1167/13.14.19. [PDF]

Behabadi, B.F. & Mel, B.W. (2013). Mechanisms underlying subunit independence in pyramidal neuron dendrites. Proc Natl Acad Sci. doi:10.1073/pnas.1217645111. [PDF]

Kwon M., Ramachandra C., Satgunam, P., Mel B.W., Peli, E. & Tjan B. (2012). Contour enhancement benefits older adults with simulated central field loss. Optom Vis Sci. 89(9):1374-84. [PDF]

Satgunam P., Woods R.L., Luo G., Bronstad P.M., Reynolds Z., Ramachandra C., Mel B.W. & Peli E. (2012). Effects of contour enhancement on low-vision preference and visual search. Optom Vis Sci.89(9):E1364-73. [PDF]

Behabadi, B.F., Polsky, A., Jadi, M., Schiller, J. & Mel, B.W. (2012). Location-dependent excitatory synaptic interactions in pyramidal neuron dendrites. PLoS Comput Biol 8(7): e1002599. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002599. [HTML, PDF]

Jadi, M., Polsky, A., Schiller, J. & Mel, B.W. (2012). Location-dependent effects of inhibition on local spiking in pyramidal neuron dendrites. PLoS Comput Biol 8(6): e1002550. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002550 [HTML, PDF]

Gomez Gonzales, J.F., Mel, B.W. & Poirazi, P. (2011). Distinguishing linear vs. non-linear integration in CA1 radial oblique dendrites: it's about time. Front. in Comput. Neurosci. 5:44.\ doi:\ 10.3389/fncom.2011.00044. [Abstract, PDF]

Polsky, A., Mel B.W. & Schiller, J. (2009). Encoding and decoding bursts by NMDA spikes in basal dendrites of layer 5 pyramidal neurons. J. Neurosci. 29(38):11891-11903. [PDF]

Wu X.E. & Mel B.W. (2009). Capacity-enhancing learning rules in a medial temporal lobe online learning model. Neuron 62: 31-41. [PDF]

Zhou C. & Mel B.W. (2008). Cue combination and color edge detection in natural scenes. Journal of Vision, 8(4):4, 1-25. [PDF]

Behabadi B. & Mel B.W. (2007). J4 at sweet 16: a new wrinkle? Neural Computation, 19, 2865-2870. [PDF]

Chklovskii D.B., Mel B.W., Svoboda K. (2004). Cortical rewiring and information storage. Nature, 7, 782-788. [PDF]

Mel, B.W. & Schiller J. (2004). On the fight between excitation and inhibition: Location is everything. Science STKE, pe44. [HTML] [PDF]

Polsky, A., Mel BW, Schiller J. (2004). Computational subunits in thin dendrites of pyramidal cells. Nature Neuroscience, 7, 621-627. [PDF]

Hausser M, Mel B. (2003). Dendrites: bug or feature? Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 13, 372-83. [PDF]

Poirazi P, Brannon T, Mel BW. (2003). Arithmetic of Subthreshold Synaptic Summation in a Model CA1 Pyramidal Cell. Neuron, 37, 977-987. [PDF]

Poirazi P, Brannon T, Mel BW. (2003). Pyramidal Neuron as 2-Layer Neural Network. Neuron, 37, 989-999. [PDF]

Poirazi P, Brannon T, Mel BW. (2003). Online Supplement: About the Model. Neuron, 37. [PDF]

Mel BW. (2002). Have we been Hebbing down the wrong path? Neuron, 34, 275-88. [PDF]

Mel BW. (2002). What the synapse tells the neuron. Science, 8, 1845-6. [PDF]

Poirazi P, Mel BW. (2001). Impact of active dendrites and structural plasticity on the memory capacity of neural tissue. Neuron, 29, 779-796. [PDF]

Mel BW. (2000). In the brain, the model is the goal. Nature Neuroscience, Supplement, 3, 1183. [PDF]

Archie KA, Mel BW. (2000). A model for intradendritic computation of binocular disparity. Nature Neuroscience, 3, 54-63. [PDF]

Mel BW, Fiser J. (2000). Minimizing binding errors using learned conjunctive features. Neural Computation, 12, 247-278. [PDF]

Poirazi P, Mel BW. (2000). Choice and value flexibility jointly contribute to the capacity of a subsampled quadratic classifier. Neural Computation, 12, 1189-1205. [PDF]

Mel BW. (1999). Think positive to find parts. Nature, 401, 759-760. [PDF]

Mel BW, Ruderman DL, Archie, KA. (1998). Translation-invariant orientation tuning in visual `complex' cells could derive from intradendritic computations. Journal of Neuroscience, 18 , 4325-4334. [PDF]

Mel BW. (1997). SEEMORE: Combining color, shape, and texture histogramming in a neurally-inspired approach to visual object recognition. Neural Computation, 9, 777-804. [PDF]

Mel BW. (1994). Information processing in dendritic trees. Neural Computation, 6, 1031-1085. [PDF]

Mel BW. (1993). Synaptic integration in an excitable dendritic tree. Journal of Neurophysiology, 70, 1086-1101. [PDF]

Mel BW. (1992). NMDA-Based pattern discrimination in a modeled cortical neuron. Neural Computation, 4, 502-516. [PDF]

Mel BW. (1991). A connectionist model may shed light on neural mechanisms for visually-guided reaching. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 3, 273-292. [PDF]

Mel BW, Omohundro SM, Robinson AD, Skiena SS, Thearling KH, Young LK, Wolfram S. (1988). TABLET: Personal computer in the year 2000. CACM, 31, 638-646. (Winning entry in 1988 Apple Computer, Inc., design contest.)

 
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Conference Proceedings and Book Chapters

Mel BW. (2007). Why have dendrites? A computational perspective. To appear in Dendrites (2nd Edition), G. Stuart, N. Spruston, & M. Hausser, (Eds.), Oxford University Press, in press. [PDF]

Archie KA, Mel BW. (2001). Dendritic ompartmentalization could underlie competition and attentional biasing of simultaneous visual stimuli. In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS - 13),T. K. Leen, T. G. Dietterich, & V. Tresp, (Eds.), Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 82-88.

Mel BW. (2001). Neurons and Dendrites: Integration of Information. In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Section on Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience), J. McClelland & R. Thompson, (Eds), Elsevier. [Abstract]

Archie KA, Mel BW. (1999). Dendritic nonlinearities could mediate competitive effects of visual attention. Proceedings of the Sixth Joint Symposium on Neural Computation, Caltech, UCSD, and USC.

Mel BW. (1999). Why have dendrites? A computational perspective. In Dendrites, G. Stuart, N. Spruston, & M. Hausser, (Eds.), Oxford University Press, pp. 271-289.

Poirazi P, Mel BW. (1999). Memory Capacity of Linear vs. Nonlinear Models of Dendritic Integration. To appear in Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS - 12).

Poirazi P, Mel BW. (1998). Towards the Memory Capacity of Neurons with Active Dendrites. In Neurocomputing 26-27 (1999) 237-245. (Presentedted at the Seventh Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting, Santa Barbara, California, July 26-30, 1998.)

Mel BW, Fiser J. (1998). Reading English Text with Spatially-Invariant Receptive Fields: When the ``Binding Problem'' Isn't. Presented at the Proc. of the 5th Joint Symposium on Neural Computation, UCSD.

Mel BW, Ruderman DL, Archie KA. (1998). Toward a Single-Cell Account of Binocular Disparity Tuning: An Energy Model May be Hiding in Your Dendrites. In Advances in neural information processing systems, vol. 10, M.I. Jordan, M.J. Kearns, S.A. Solla, (Eds.), Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 208-214.

Mel BW, Archie KA, Ruderman DL. (1998). Binocular Disparity Tuning in Cortical `Complex' Cells: Yet Another Role for Intradendritic Computation? In Computational Neuroscience: Trends in Research 1998, J.M. Bower (Ed.), New York: Plenum, pp. 227--231. [More]

Mel BW, Ruderman DL, Archie KA. (1997). Toward a single-cell account of binocular disparity tuning: an energy model may be hiding in your dendrites. Proceedings of the Fourth Joint Symposium on Neural Computation, UCSD and USC, pp. 158-164.

Mel BW, Ruderman DL, Archie KA. (1997). Complex-cell responses derived from center-surround inputs: The surprising power of intradendritic computation. In Advances in neural information processing systems 9, M.C. Mozer and M.I. Jordan and T. Petsche, (Eds.), Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 83-89.

Mel BW. (1996). A view-based approach to 3-D object recognition using multiple visual cues. In Proc. of the 1996 International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Track A, Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 570-574.

Mel BW, Niebur E, Croft DW. (1996). When neurons crave regularity and shun cooperativity in their synaptic input stream. In Proc. of the 3rd Joint Symposium on Neural Computation, Caltech and UCSD.

Mel BW. (1996). SEEMORE: A view-based approach to 3-D object recognition using multiple visual cues. In Advances in neural information processing systems, vol. 8, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Mel BW. (1995). Animal behavior in four components. In Comparitive Approaches to Cognitive Science, H. L. Roitblat & J.-A. Meyer, (Eds.) , Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 69-91. [PDF]

Mel BW. (1995). Information processing in dendritic trees. In Lectures in complex systems, L. Nadel & D.L. Stein, (Eds.), Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, pp. 87-141.

Mel BW. (1995). Connectionist planning. In Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks, M. Arbib, (Ed.), Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 741-745.

Mel BW. (1994). A neurally-inspired approach to 3-D visual object recognition. In Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Neural Computation, vol. 4, UCSD and Caltech, San Diego.

Mel BW. (1994). A neurally-inspired approach to 3-D visual object recognition. In Proceedings of the Conference on Adaptive Behavior and Learning, no. 9, ZiF, Univ. of Bielefeld, pp. 89-97.

Mel BW. (1992). The clusteron: toward a simple abstraction for a complex neuron. In Advances in neural information processing systems, vol. 4, J. Moody, S. Hanson, & R. Lippmann, (Eds.), San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufmann, pp. 35-42. [PDF]

Mel BW, Omohundro S. (1991). How receptive field parameters affect neural learning. In Advances in neural information processing systems, vol. 3, pp. 757-763, R. Lippman, J. Moody, & D.S. Touretzsky, (Eds.), San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufmann.

Mel BW. (1991). Vision-based robot motion planning. In neural networks for control, pp. 229-254, W.T. Miller, III & R. Sutton, (Eds.), Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Mel BW, Koch C. (1990). Sigma-pi learning: on radial basis functions and cortical associative learning. In Advances in neural information processing systems, vol. 2, D.S. Touretzky, (Ed.), San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufmann, pp. 474-481.

Mel BW. (1989). Further explorations in the learning of visual-guided reaching: making MURPHY smarter. In Advances in neural information processing systems, vol. 1, D.S. Touretzky, (Ed.), San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufmann, pp. 348-355.

Mel BW. (1988). Building and using metal models in a sensory-motor domain: a connectionist approach. In 5th Ann. Conf. on Machine Learning, Ann Arbor, MI.

Mel BW. (1988). MURPHY: A robot that learns by doing. In Neural information processing systems, pp. 544-553, American Institute of Physics, New York.

Mel BW. (1986). A connectionist learning model for 3-D mental rotation, zoom, and pan. In Proc. of the 8th Ann. Conf. of the Cognitive Science Soc., pp. 562-571.

 
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Abstracts

Archie KA, Mel BW. (2000). Structural plasticity, dendritic subunits, and the development of nonlinear visual receptive field properties. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 29.12.

Holt GR, Mel BW. (2000). Modeling Development of the Non-Classical Surround. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 510.19.

Mel BW, Ortega ET, Holt GR. (2000) Smart center-surround receptive fields: what Bayes may say about the neural substrate for color constancy. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 449.2.

Holt GR, Mel BW. (2000). Unsupervised Learning of the Non-Classical Surround. Joint Symposium for Neural Computation, 2000.

Poirazi P, Mel BW. (2000). Sublinear vs. Superlinear Synaptic Integration? Tales of a Dublicitous Active Current. Joint Symposium for Neural Computation, 2000.

Poirazi P, Mel BW. (1999). Effects of Morphology on the Memory Capacity of Neurons with Active Dendrites. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts , 1999.

Brannon TM, Mel BW. (1999). Linear vs Nonlinear Synaptic Integration in a Model CA1 Pyramidal Cell. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts , 1999.

Holt GR, Mel BW. (1999). Development and Function of Spatially Invariant Feature Hierarchies for Visual Recognition. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts , 1999.

Archie KA, Mel BW. (1999). Dendritic Interactions Could Account for Stimulus Competition and Attentional Modulation in Visual Cortical Neurons. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts , 1999.

Poirazi P, Mel BW. (1998). Why active dendrites can remember more. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts , 1998.

Brannon TM, Mel BW. (1998). Degree of branching affects synaptic integration in strongly vs. weakly excitable dendrites. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 1998.

Holt GR, Mel BW. (1998). Development and function of spatially invariant feature hierarchies for visual re-cognition. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 1998.

Archie KA, Mel BW. (1998). Spatial arrangement of synapses on active dendrites could arise from hebbian learning. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts , 1998.

 
 


 
 
 

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