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An Emergent Model for Mimicking Human Neuronal Pathways in Silico

Gürcan, Önder An Emergent Model for Mimicking Human Neuronal Pathways in Silico. (2013) In: 12th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2013), 2 September 2013 - 6 September 2013 (Taormina, Italy).

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In this study, our aim is to mimick human neuronal pathways without assuming the transition from microscopic to macroscopic scales depend upon mathematical arguments. Human neuronal pathways are natural complex systems in which large sets of neurons interact locally and give bottomup rise to collective macroscopic behaviors. In this sense, correct knowledge of the synaptic effective connections between neurons is a key prerequisite for relating them to the operation of their central nervous system (CNS). However, estimating these effective connections between neurons in the human CNS poses a great challenge since direct recordings are impossible. Consequently, the network between human neurons is often expressed as a black box and the properties of connections between neurons are estimated using indirect methods (Türker and Powers, 2005). In indirect methods a particular receptor system is stimulated and the responses of neurons that are affected by the stimulus recorded to estimate the properties of the circuit. However, these neuronal circuits in human subjects are only estimations and their existence cannot be directly proven. Furthermore, there is no satisfactory theory on how these unknown parts of the CNS operate.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to MIT Press editor. The definitive version is available at https://mitpress.mit.edu/ The original PDF of the article can be found at : https://mitpress.mit.edu/sites/default/files/titles/content/ecal13/978-0-262-31709-2-ch180.pdf ; ISBN 978-0-262-31709-2
HAL Id:hal-01193097
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Ege University - EGE (TURKEY)
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