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Autaptic circuits for neural vehicles

Battle, Steve

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This paper develops models for single recurrent neural circuits, known as autapses, where the axon of a neuron forms synapses onto its own dendrites. Once thought to be curiosities or artefacts of growing cells in vitro, autapses play a key role in the operation of Central Pattern Generators and the cortex where they may function as a simple short-term memory. Biologically plausible, idealized models of the autapse are able to produce arrhythmic, sustained behaviours in ‘neural vehicles’. Detailed models are developed to show how excitatory autapses may support both bistability and monostability.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Apr 1, 2014
Publication Date Apr 1, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Battle, S. (2014, April). Autaptic circuits for neural vehicles. Paper presented at Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour 2014
Keywords robotics
Publisher URL http://doc.gold.ac.uk/aisb50/AISB50-S05/AISB50-S5-Battle-paper.pdf
Additional Information Additional Information : Document made available under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. More information bottom of the following webpage http://www.aisb.org.uk/
Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour 2014

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