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Analog VLSI Models of Oscillatory Biological Neural Circuits

Ryckebusch, Sylvie and Mead, Carver (1989) Analog VLSI Models of Oscillatory Biological Neural Circuits. In: Réseaux de neurones artificiels = artificial neural networks . Comptes rendus des, proceedings of Journées d'électronique, 1989, Lausanne, 10-12 octobre 1989. Presses polytechniques romandes , Lausanne , pp. 303-312. ISBN 288074170X.

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We have used analog VLSI technology to model a class of biological neural circuits known as central pattern generators (CPGs). These circuits generate rhythmic patterns of activity which drive motor behavior in animals. We have designed, fabricated, and tested a model neuron circuit that relies on many of the same mechanisms as a biological CPG neuron, and have shown that this neuron can be used to build small models of known CPGs that produce patterns of output similar to the observed biological patterns.

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Additional Information:We thank Hewlett-Packard for computing support, and DARPA and MOSIS for chip fabrication. This work was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and by the System Development Foundation.
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