Improving Recall in an Associative Neural Network of Spiking Neurons

  • Russell Hunter
  • Stuart Cobb
  • Bruce P. Graham
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5286)


The mammalian hippocampus has often been compared to neural networks of associative memory [6]. Previous investigation of associative memory in the brain using associative neural networks have lacked biological complexity. Using a network of biologically plausible spiking neurons we examine associative memory function against results for a simple artificial neural net [5]. We investigate implementations of methods for improving recall under biologically realistic conditions.


Associative memory mammalian hippocampus neural networks pattern recall inhibition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Russell Hunter
    • 1
  • Stuart Cobb
    • 2
  • Bruce P. Graham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing Science and MathematicsUniversity of StirlingStirlingU.K.
  2. 2.Division of Neuroscience and Biomedical SystemsUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowU.K.

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