Learning in Neural Networks with Material Synapses

@article{Amit1994LearningIN,
  title={Learning in Neural Networks with Material Synapses},
  author={Daniel J. Amit and Stefano Fusi},
  journal={Neural Computation},
  year={1994},
  volume={6},
  pages={957-982}
}
We discuss the long term maintenance of acquired memory in synaptic connections of a perpetually learning electronic device. This is affected by ascribing each synapse a finite number of stable states in which it can maintain for indefinitely long periods. Learning uncorrelated stimuli is expressed as a stochastic process produced by the neural activities on the synapses. In several interesting cases the stochastic process can be analyzed in detail, leading to a clarification of the performance… CONTINUE READING
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