Biology and computing

Gale, E. (2011) Biology and computing. In: UWE Health and Life Sciences Faculty Research Colloquium, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, November 2011. Available from:

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Memristors, the recently discovered 4th fundamental circuit element, have been used as models for biological components, such as neurons. It may be that neurons are memristors, rather than just conveniently modeled by them. This presentation covers recent results from the biological literature that points towards the position that some biological tissues can be memristive, recent results from the neuromorphic computing literature that suggest that memristors are good biological models and some of our recent work modelling ant societies with memristors.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information:UWE internal faculty research presentation for Health and Life Sciences to which members from the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory were invited.
Uncontrolled Keywords:memristor, biology, computing
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences
Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:17067
Deposited By: Dr E. Gale
Deposited On:06 Aug 2012 10:32
Last Modified:18 Apr 2016 18:05

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