[ExI] ANN question

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 14 13:46:00 UTC 2017

On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 6:14 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mar 13, 2017 1:08 PM, "William Flynn Wallace" <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> The data could include how long since the neuron last fired   At any given
> moment, a neuron is either firing or not, even if a given neuron's recent
> firing history is critical data that simplified ANNs often ignore.
> ​My understanding is that a neuron is always firing.  It​ has an idle
> speed and if inhibitory stimuli come in it slows down, and if excitatory it
> speeds up.

​So as I said, it has three states, whereas the model neuron has only two.
Maybe that's what is meant by 'simplified' - it just cut out one option for
the neuron's firing.

bill w​

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