Attractor Networks, (A bit of) Computational Neuroscience Part III

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Brains are comprised of networks of neurons connected by synapses — of course, there is a lot more to it than that, but this captures some of the essence of the brain.  A nice property of networks of neurons is that they have greater computational properties than the neurons and synapses themselves. In this post, … Continue reading “Attractor Networks, (A bit of) Computational Neuroscience Part III”

(A Bit of) Biological Neural Networks – Part I, Spiking Neurons

Neurons are cells — small bodies of mostly water, ions, amino acids and proteins with remarkable electrochemical properties. They are the primary functional units of the brain. Our mental experiences — our perceptions, memories, and thoughts — are the result of the ebb and flow of salts across neural bi-lipid membranes and the synaptic transmissions … Continue reading “(A Bit of) Biological Neural Networks – Part I, Spiking Neurons”