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.
Stochastic resonance Neural network Chaos Speech Auditory system
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