Continuous neural network with windowed Hebbian learning

Fotouhi, M ; Sharif University of Technology | 2015

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1007/s00422-015-0645-7
  3. Publisher: Springer Verlag , 2015
  4. Abstract:
  5. We introduce an extension of the classical neural field equation where the dynamics of the synaptic kernel satisfies the standard Hebbian type of learning (synaptic plasticity). Here, a continuous network in which changes in the weight kernel occurs in a specified time window is considered. A novelty of this model is that it admits synaptic weight decrease as well as the usual weight increase resulting from correlated activity. The resulting equation leads to a delay-type rate model for which the existence and stability of solutions such as the rest state, bumps, and traveling fronts are investigated. Some relations between the length of the time window and the bump width is derived. In addition, the effect of the delay parameter on the stability of solutions is shown. Also numerical simulations for solutions and their stability are presented
  6. Keywords:
  7. Continuous network ; Convergence of numerical methods ; Cybernetics ; Bump ; Delay equations ; Existence ; Neural fields ; Traveling front ; Stability
  8. Source: Biological Cybernetics ; Volume 109, Issue 3 , June , 2015 , Pages 321-332 ; 03401200 (ISSN)
  9. URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00422-015-0645-7