Processing with cell assemblies

Byrne, Emma and Huyck, Christian R. ORCID logoORCID: (2010) Processing with cell assemblies. Neurocomputing, 74 (1-3) . pp. 76-83. ISSN 0925-2312 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.neucom.2009.09.024)

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Cell assemblies (CAs) were posited by Hebb almost 60 years ago as the unit of representation in the brain. Recent results in the field of neuroscience indicate that CAs are likely to exist, at least in the mammalian brain. The CABot project uses simulations of CAs formed from individual neurons as a basis for learning and behaviour. This paper proves that a network of CAs, as described by Hebb and as implemented in CABot, is complete with respect to structured program theory. It follows that it is possible to implement the fundamental operations of program execution in a biological network.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence group
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Item ID: 4329
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Depositing User: Chris Huyck
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2010 11:28
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 01:03

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