Post Synaptic Density (PSD) Computational Objects: Abstractions of Plasticity Mechanisms from Neurobiological Substrates

  • James K. Peterson

Abstract

We focus in this work on the development of a software analog of the Post Synaptic Density (PSD) structure and its use as a fundamental building block in the construction of general connectionist architectures of computational modules. Each generic computational object, hereafter referred to as a neural object, interacts with other neural objects via a PSD object which mediates information transfer between axonal and dendritic pathways. By deriving appropriate children from core classes of NEUROTRANSMITTER, RECEPTOR and PSD objects, it is possible to model very arbitrary connectionist architectures of quite varied computational nodes.

Keywords

Post Synaptic Density Fundamental Building Block Software Analog Neurobiological Substrate Computational Object 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • James K. Peterson
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesClemson UniversityClemsonUSA

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