Summary: Understanding Neural Computation in Terms of Pattern Languages
School of Computing Science
University of Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
There is some experimental evidence that the neural
information processing in some small neural systems with
complex behaviour (e.g., olfactory bulb, crab stomatogastric
ganglion) can be best described in terms of activity patterns.
Recently the pattern languages were proposed as an
interpretation and analysis tool for such complex systems.
Here we describe a model that shows how spatio-temporal
neural activity patterns can perform abstract computation.
We discuss how such activity patterns can be interpreted as
a language of the neural system, and how neural information
processing may be done in terms of pattern languages.
The nervous system of animals performs information