garyfrank at itol.com
Tue Aug 27 20:08:34 EST 1996
I am designing a computational neural network to do object recognition.
I am basing it as closely as possible on the brain. I have been
reading brain researcher David Hubel's book "Eye, Brain, and Vision" as
a guide. There is some information, important to the design of the ANN
that I don't understand. As I understand it, neurons fire at
increasingly high rates as the conditions they were designed for are
met. I wonder if the post synaptic neurons that receive these impulses
are "charged up" as a result. In other words, if a neuron doesn't
receive enough inputs at a single instant in time to cause it to fire
right away, is it more likely to fire in the near future, upon receiving
more inputs, because of the inputs it received a short time ago? If so,
how long does this "charge" last?
Many thanks in advance!
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