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Neuromorphic Engineering: In Memory of Misha Mahowald

Mead, Carver (2023) Neuromorphic Engineering: In Memory of Misha Mahowald. Neural Computation, 35 (3). pp. 348-383. ISSN 0899-7667. doi:10.1162/neco_a_01553.

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Abstract We review the coevolution of hardware and software dedicated to neuromorphic systems. From modest beginnings, these disciplines have become central to the larger field of computation. In the process, their biological foundations become more relevant, and their realizations increasingly overlap. We identify opportunities for significant steps forward in both the near and more distant future.

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Additional Information:First and foremost, the late Misha Mahowald introduced me to the retina and led me to the neuromorphic way of thinking. Her deep insights and astounding circuit and system creations set the standard to which we all continue to aspire. The viewpoint expressed in this review is the result of my own work experience and discussions over many years with collaborators, friends, acquaintances, reviewers, and total strangers. To list everyone would take an entire page, and I would still miss many, so I won't even try: you know who you are, and I sincerely thank you! Of decisive help during the preparation of this review were Yaser Abu-Mostafa, Kwabena Boahen, Tobi Delbruck, Shih-Chii Liu, Richard Lyon, and Christoph Posch. Of immense immediate and direct value were extensive critical comments of one anonymous reviewer, including a large number of relevant references of which I was unaware. Responding to these comments has greatly increased the authenticity of the result. Donna Fox introduced me to Overleaf and oversaw the typesetting of the entire document, which included managing all the references and providing instant access to most of them, which makes this review much more useful. All the above being said, this review contains strong views that are mine alone and should not be blamed on any of the individuals mentioned.
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Deposited On:03 Mar 2023 21:02
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