“Events” in the Brain


The early classical papers of brain theory, specifically those of McCulloch and Pitts (1943) and John von Neumann (1956), made use of the concept that a neuron, which they treated as a threshold device (an approximation still considered valid), can be made to play the role of an AND gate or an OR gate in a logic circuit (and with a little acrobatics, an inverter), which means, by and large, that anything a digital computer can do, a network of idealized neurons can also do.


Spike Train Logic Circuit Neuronal Input System Clock Surprising Event 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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