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Simulation of neural sets


A program has been written for the PDP-8/I computer which simulates the behavior of 64 model neurons which may be connected together to form a functional neural net. The simulation includes provisions for studying the possible mechanisms of learning in real systems. Operation of the net requires inputs from either a robot or a robot simulator program and output from the net serves as input to such a robot, so that the entire system investigates the Behavior of an organism and its brain in interaction with an environment.

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I would like to express my appreciation to Professor Anthony Robertson and to the Committee on Mathematical Biology, for their support and interest, and to the U.S. Public Health Service for providing financial aid under Grant 1 TOI GM 2037.

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Cox, B. Simulation of neural sets. Behav. Res. Meth. & Instru. 3, 81–84 (1971).

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  • Model Neuron
  • Successive Time Interval
  • Input Cell
  • Octal
  • Status Array