Accession Number : AD0674395

Title :   DEVICE FOR THE CALCULATION AND MODELING OF NEURONS (NERVE CELLS) (USTROISTVO DLYA RASCHETA I MODELIROVANIYA NEIRONOV),

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Ganzen,V. A. ; Granovskaya,R. M.

Report Date : 03 OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Unlike most other mathematical models of neurons, in which the neuron is regarded as a logical converter, the apparatus described here makes it possible to simulate neuron operation by taking additional account of the operation of a neuron as a converter of a space-time pulsed code. The apparatus is intended for the investigation of the conversion of such a space-time pulse code in neuron models of different types and under different operating conditions. The neuron is regarded as a multiple-pole network with several inputs and one output. The input signals are binary, and the neuron has a threshold which can vary in time. The input sequences of stimuli, the law governing the variation of the threshold with time, and the law governing the forgetting of the stimuli are all inserted by means of a punched tape through a reading unit or by means of a keyboard. It is claimed that the apparatus will help decide which functions of the central nervous system are determined by the structure and operation of individual neurons, and which are determined by the neuron network as a whole. No special programming is required, and the results are presented in a form similar to an ordinary oscillogram. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NERVE CELLS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), LOGIC CIRCUITS, SIMULATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PUNCHED TAPE, READING MACHINES, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, CELLS(BIOLOGY), NETWORKS, DECISION MAKING, NEUROLOGY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE