Peter Jansen | PhD Candidate | Cognitive Science Laboratory
developmental knowledge representation
my undergraduate thesis, developmental knowledge representation: a proposal for the representational substrate, developed a novel self-organizing map architecture for representing perceptually acquired knowledge (in this simulation, an objects location and colour), while preserving the coarse-to-fine (or heirarchical) structure of the input in the topology of the SOM itself. This is a first-step in developing a network that can represent both low-level feature-based semantics as well as higher-level combinatorial structure concurrently -- a very exciting project!

a SOM architecture that produces
topologies with nested heirarchical