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Connecting spiking neurons to a spiking memristor network changes the memristor dynamics

Gater, Deborah; Iqbal, Attya; Davey, Jeffrey S.; Gale, Ella

Authors

Deborah Gater

Attya Iqbal

Jeffrey S. Davey jeff.davey@uwe.ac.uk

Ella Gale



Abstract

Memristors have been suggested as neuromorphic computing elements. Spike-time
dependent plasticity and the Hodgkin-Huxley model of the neuron have both been
modelled effectively by memristor theory. The d.c. response of the memristor is
a current spike. Based on these three facts we suggest that memristors are
well-placed to interface directly with neurons. In this paper we show that
connecting a spiking memristor network to spiking neuronal cells causes a
change in the memristor network dynamics by: removing the memristor spikes,
which we show is due to the effects of connection to aqueous medium; causing a
change in current decay rate consistent with a change in memristor state;
presenting more-linear $I-t$ dynamics; and increasing the memristor spiking
rate, as a consequence of interaction with the spiking neurons. This
demonstrates that neurons are capable of communicating directly with
memristors, without the need for computer translation.

Citation

Gater, D., Iqbal, A., Davey, J. S., & Gale, E. (2013, December). Connecting spiking neurons to a spiking memristor network changes the memristor dynamics. Paper presented at Proceedings of the International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS) 2013

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Proceedings of the International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS) 2013
Start Date Dec 8, 2013
End Date Dec 11, 2013
Publication Date Jan 1, 2013
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords connecting, spiking neurons, spiking memristor, memristor dynamics
Publisher URL http://www.ieee-icecs2013.org/CallforPapers.html
Related Public URLs http://arxiv.org/abs/1402.4029v1
Additional Information Additional Information : Imported from arXiv
Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Proceedings of the International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS) 2013, Abu Dhabi