Citation Graham B (1999) The effects of intrinsic noise on pattern recognition in a model pyramidal cell. In: ICANN 99. Ninth International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, 1999, Volume 2. Conference Publication, 470. ICANN 99. Ninth International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, 1999., Edinburgh, 07.09.1999-10.09.1999. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, pp. 1006-1011. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=818069&sortType%3Dasc_p_Sequence%26filter%3DAND%28p_IS_Number%3A17688%29; https://doi.org/10.1049/cp%3A19991244
Abstract Computer simulation of a CA1 hippocampal pyramidal cell is used to estimate the effects of synaptic and spatio-temporal noise on signal integration. Comparison is made between the pattern recognition ability of the cell in the presence of this noise and that of a computing unit in an artificial neural network model of an hetero-associative memory. The results indicate that the pattern recognition performance of the pyramidal cell is within an order of magnitude of that of the noise-free computing unit. Synaptic noise may be the most serious form of noise from those considered.