Spiking neural P systems with astrocyte-like control

TitleSpiking neural P systems with astrocyte-like control
Publication TypeJournal Papers
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsPaun, G.
Journal TitleJournal of Universal Computer Science
Publisher Graz University of Technology and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Date Published11/2007

Spiking neural P systems are computing models inspired from the way the neurons communicate by means of spikes, electrical impulses of identical shapes. In this note we consider a further important ingredient related to brain functioning, the astrocyte cells which fed neurons with nutrients, implicitly controlling their functioning. Specifically, we introduce in our models only one feature of astrocytes, formulated as a control of spikes traffic along axons. A normal form is proved (for systems without forgetting rules) and decidability issues are discussed.

KeywordsAstrocyte, Membrane computing, Neural computing, Spiking neural P system