The Logic of Limax Learning

  • Alan Gelperin
  • J. J. Hopfield
  • D. W. Tank


We wish to understand the neuronal computations performed on sensory inputs that result in the categorization of those inputs, their storage as memory states, and their associative combination. Our experimental and theoretical work is focused on the neuronal computations performed on odor and taste inputs in the CNS of Limax maximus, a terrestrial mollusk convenient for behavioral, neuro-physiological, and neurochemical experiments (Gelperin, 1983). The questions posed in this specific system are designed to illuminate issues of learning and memory storage with panphyletic generality.


Conditioned Stimulus Unconditioned Stimulus Synaptic Strength Cerebral Ganglion Command Neuron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Gelperin
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. J. Hopfield
    • 1
    • 3
  • D. W. Tank
    • 1
  1. 1.AT & T Bell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  3. 3.Divisions of Chemistry and BiologyCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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