Neural Nets and Finite Automata
I want to start by giving a very sketchy account of neurophysiology—merely sufficient as a basis for our first mathematical model. We may regard the human nervous system as a three-stage system as shown in Figure 2.1.
KeywordsLogic Unit Spike Train Finite Automaton Inhibitory Synapse Output Line
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