Autaptic circuits for neural vehicles

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Battle, S. (2014) Autaptic circuits for neural vehicles. In: Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour 2014, Goldsmiths College, London, 1-4 April 2014. Available from:

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Document made available under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. More information bottom of the following webpage
Uncontrolled Keywords: robotics
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
Depositing User: Dr S. Battle
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 10:07
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2016 05:41


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