Artificial Life and Robotics

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 33–39 | Cite as

Reconstruction of chaotic dynamics via a network of stochastic resonance neurons and its application to speech

  • Isao Tokuda
  • Tomokazu Yanai
  • Kazuyuki Aihara
Original Article


Recently, a great deal of attention has been paid tostochastic resonance as a new framework to understand sensory mechanisms of biological systems. Stochastic resonance explains important properties of sensory neurons that accurately detect weak input stimuli by using a small amount of internal noise. In particular, Collins et al. reported that a network of stochastic resonance neurons gives rise to a robust sensory function for detecting a variety of complex input signals. In this study, we investigate effectiveness of such stochastic resonance neural networks to chaotic input signals. Using the Rössler equations, we analyze the network's capability to detect chaotic dynamics. We also apply the stochastic resonance network systems to speech signals, and examine a plausibility of the stochastic resonance neural network as a possible model for the human auditory system.

Key words

Stochastic resonance Neural network Chaos Speech Auditory system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Systems EngineeringMuroran Institute of Technology, MuroranHokkaidoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical Engineering and Information PhysicsUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.CRESTJapan Science and Technology Corporation (JST)SaitamaJapan

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