Recreating neural oscillators in VLSI

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As a prelude to a VLSI implementation of a biologically-based neuronal locomotor network, the phenomena of reciprocal inhibition and recurrent cyclic inhibition were recreated in VLSI-based artificial neurons for parametric analysis of oscillatory range and stability. The artificial neurons used in this study are behaviorally comprehensive and highly configurable, allowing for a variety of transient and steady characteristics to be precisely and continuously adjustable. Circuit tests on both oscillatory phenomena indicate that reciprocal inhibition between two neurons requires a measure of synaptic dynamics, while the recurrent cyclic inhibitory prototypes did not. In addition, the cyclic prototypes demonstrated remarkable stability, even when the frequency of self-excitation of each component neuron varied over two orders of magnitude.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBioengineering, Proceedings of the Northeast Conference
EditorsJames Masi, Roy Davis, Martin Fox, Robert Peura
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 20th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference - Springfield, MA, USA
Duration: Mar 17 1994Mar 18 1994


OtherProceedings of the 1994 20th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference
CitySpringfield, MA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Engineering


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