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In this paper, learning algorithms for radial basis function (RBF) networks are discussed. Whereas multilayer perceptrons (MLP) are typically trained with backpropagation algorithms, starting the training procedure with a random initialization of the MLP's parameters, an RBF network may be trained in many different ways. We categorize these RBF training(More)
Neural associative networks with plastic synapses have been proposed as computational models of brain functions and also for applications such as pattern recognition and information retrieval. To guide biological models and optimize technical applications, several definitions of memory capacity have been used to measure the efficiency of associative memory.(More)
Donald Hebb’s concept of cell assemblies is a physiology-based idea for a distributed neural representation of behaviorally relevant objects, concepts, or constellations. In the late 70s Valentino Braitenberg started the endeavor to spell out the hypothesis that the cerebral cortex is the structure where cell assemblies are formed, maintained and used, in(More)
Implementing software for autonomous mobile robots is a non-trivial task, because such robots incorporate several sensor systems and actuators that must be controlled simultaneously by a heterogeneous ensemble of networked computers and microcontrollers. Additionally, the use of modern software engineering technologies like object-oriented and distributed(More)
We investigate the pattern completion performance of neural auto-associative memories composed of binary threshold neurons for sparsely coded binary memory patterns. Focussing on iterative retrieval, eeective threshold control strategies are introduced. These are investigated by means of computer simulation experiments and analytical treatment. To evaluate(More)
We propose a formal framework for the description of interactions among groups of neurons. This framework is not restricted to the common case of pair interactions, but also incorporates higher-order interactions, which cannot be reduced to lower-order ones. We derive quantitative measures to detect the presence of such interactions in experimental data, by(More)
Scene analysis in the mammalian visual system, conceived as a distributed and parallel process, faces the so-called binding problem. As a possible solution, the temporal correlation hypothesis has been suggested and implemented in phase-coding models. We propose an alternative model that reproduces experimental findings of synchronized and desynchronized(More)