The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 7–14

A theory of steady-state activity in nerve-fiber networks: IV.N circuits with a common synapse

  • Alston S. Householder

DOI: 10.1007/BF02477350

Cite this article as:
Householder, A.S. Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics (1942) 4: 7. doi:10.1007/BF02477350


Conditions under which either of two distinct activity patterns may arise from the same stimulus pattern are deduced for the case of a net-work which consists ofN simple circuits all jointed at a common synapse. If the product of the activity parameters of all the fibers in any circuit is called the activity parameter of the circuit, or, more briefly, the circuit parameter, then the condition for the existence of such mutually consistent activity patterns is that there be a sum of circuit paramaters which is not less than unity.

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© The University of Chicago Press 1942

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alston S. Householder
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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