Liquid Computations and Large Simulations of the Mammalian Visual Cortex

  • Grzegorz M. Wojcik
  • Wieslaw A. Kaminski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3992)


Large artificial Hodgkin-Huxley neural networks are examined. The structures discussed in this article simulate the cortex of the mammalian visual system. We use a modular architecture of the cortex divided into sub-regions. Results of parallel simulations based on the liquid computing theory are presented in some detail. Separation ability of groups of neural microcircuits is observed. We show that such property may be useful for explaining some edge or contrast detection phenomena.


Spike Train Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Large Simulation Separation Ability Liquid Computing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grzegorz M. Wojcik
    • 1
  • Wieslaw A. Kaminski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer Science, Department of Complex Systems and NeurodynamicsMaria Curie-Sklodowska UniversityLublinPoland

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