A computer representation of knowledge that attempts to mimic the neural networks of the human body.
Yes, but what is a human neural network?
- • A single cell that conducts a chemically-based electronic signal
- • At any point in time a neuron is in either an excited state or an inhibited state
- • Neuron conducts a strong signal
- • Neuron conducts a weak signal
- – A series of connected neurons forms a pathway
- – A series of excited neurons creates a strong pathway
- – A biological neuron has multiple input tentacles called dendrites and one primary output tentacle called an axon
- – The gap between an axon and a dendrite is called a synapse
- – A neuron accepts multiple input signals and then controls the contribution of each signal based on the “importance” the corresponding synapse gives to it
- – The pathways along the neural nets are in a constant state of flux
- – As we learn new things, new strong neural pathways in our brain are formed