Associative Enhancement and Its Application in Memristor Based Neuromorphic Devices

  • Curtis J. O’KellyEmail author


Binary state resistance switching memristors and multistate or continuum resistance memristors have begun to diverge in their application. The former application in non-volatile logic memory and the later with more focus on neuromorphic computation. The properties of continuum resistance memristors as neuromorphic hardware are presented in this paper. Concepts such as polymorphism, voltage flux equivalence and non voltage based memristive flux are discussed. Emergent functionalities observed in neuromorphic hardware such as associative enhancement of current/charge generation, spike time dependent plasticity (STDP) and associative memory between voltage and light pulse stimuli are expanded upon. Finally various applications that this hardware may enable such as machine learning and adaptive programs for brain-like functionality are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ICYS-Namiki, National Institute for Materials ScienceTsukubaJapan

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