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Basic Characteristics and Learning Potential of a Digital Spiking Neuron
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Publication Date: 2007/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications)
Category: Neuron and Neural Networks
spiking neuron, digital dynamical system, learning, UWB, FPGA,
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The digital spiking neuron (DSN) consists of digital state cells and behaves like a simplified neuron model. By adjusting wirings among the cells, the DSN can generate spike-trains with various characteristics. In this paper we present a theorem that clarifies basic relations between change of wirings and change of characteristics of the spike-train. Also, in order to explore learning potential of the DSN, we propose a learning algorithm for generating spike-trains that are suited to an application example. We then show significances and basic roles of the presented theorem in the learning dynamics.