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The retrieval abilities of spatially uniform attractor networks can be measured by the global overlap between patterns and neural states. However, we found that nonuniform networks, for instance, small-world networks, can retrieve fragments of patterns (blocks) without performing global retrieval. We propose a way to measure the local retrieval using a(More)
Models of neurons based on iterative maps allows the simulation of big networks of coupled neurons without loss of biophysical properties such as spiking, bursting or tonic bursting and with an affordable computational effort. These models are built over a phenomenological basis and are mainly implemented by the use of iterative two-dimensional maps that(More)
Gain control is essential for the proper function of any sensory system. However, the precise mechanisms for achieving effective gain control in the brain are unknown. Based on our understanding of the existence and strength of connections in the insect olfactory system, we analyze the conditions that lead to controlled gain in a randomly connected network(More)
Severe weather can lead to significant runway capacity reductions. Runway priority is typically given to inbound flights, thus fewer flights depart and fewer gates become available for arriving aircraft, leading to delays on the tarmac. We provide a simulation-based framework for evaluating gate allocation policies under reduced runway capacity. We first(More)
Tomographic transforms [1] refers to a new kind of linear transforms that use a different approach than traditional transforms such as the Cohen's Class or the Wigner distribution to obtain a representation of a signal in the time-frequency plane. The idea of tomography is to decompose the signal by using the eigenfunctions of linear combinations of(More)
A wide range of networks, including those with small-world topology, can be modeled by the connectivity ratio and randomness of the links. Both learning and attractor abilities of a neural network can be measured by the mutual information (MI) as a function of the load and the overlap between patterns and retrieval states. In this letter, we use MI to(More)
Clinical olfactory tests are used to address hyposmia/anosmia levels in patients with different types of olfactory impairments. Typically, a given test is employed clinically and then replaced by a new one after a certain period of use which can range from days to several months. There is a need to assess control quality of these tests and also for a(More)