Lecture Notes in Biomathematics

Temporal-Pattern Learning in Neural Models

Authors: Torras i Genis, Carme

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While the ability of animals to learn rhythms is an unquestionable fact, the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms are still no more than conjectures. This monograph explores the requirements of such mechanisms, reviews those previously proposed and postulates a new one based on a direct electric coding of stimulation frequencies. Experi­ mental support for the option taken is provided both at the single neuron and neural network levels. More specifically, the material presented divides naturally into four parts: a description of the experimental and theoretical framework where this work becomes meaningful (Chapter 2), a detailed specifica­ tion of the pacemaker neuron model proposed together with its valida­ tion through simulation (Chapter 3), an analytic study of the behavior of this model when submitted to rhythmic stimulation (Chapter 4) and a description of the neural network model proposed for learning, together with an analysis of the simulation results obtained when varying seve­ ral factors related to the connectivity, the intraneuronal parameters, the initial state and the stimulation conditions (Chapter 5). This work was initiated at the Computer and Information Science Depart­ ment of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and completed at the Institut de c Lber n e t Lca of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona. Computers at the latter place have adopted Catalan as their mother tongue and thus some computer-made figures in this monograph, specially those in Chapter 5, appear labeled in that tongue.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Genís, Carme Torras

    Pages 1-6

  • Experimental Data and Previous Models

    Genís, Carme Torras

    Pages 7-43

  • Modelling and Simulation of a Plastic Pacemaker Neuron

    Genís, Carme Torras

    Pages 44-85

  • Analytic Study of the Entrainment Patterns

    Genís, Carme Torras

    Pages 86-143

  • Modelling and Simulation of a Network of Plastic Pacemaker Neurons

    Genís, Carme Torras

    Pages 144-203

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Temporal-Pattern Learning in Neural Models
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Biomathematics
Series Volume
63
Copyright
1985
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-51580-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-51580-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-16046-5
Series ISSN
0341-633X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 227
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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