Immunological Memory is Associative

  title={Immunological Memory is Associative},
  author={Dennis J. Smith and Stephanie Forrest and Alan S. Perelson},
Thispaperarguesthatimmunologicalmemoryis in thesameclassof associati vememoriesas Kanerva’s Sparse Distributed Memory, Albus’s Cerebellar Model Arithmetic Computer, and Marr’s Theory of the Cerebellar Cortex. This classof memoriesderivesits associati ve and robustnaturefrom asparsesamplingof ahugeinputspaceby recognitionunits(B andT cells in the immunesystem)anda distribution of thememoryamongmany independent units (B andT cellsin thememorypopulationin theimmunesystem). 
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