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Hamming Star-Convexity Packing in Information Storage

Fixed Point Theory and Applications20102011:615274

Received: 8 December 2010

Accepted: 16 December 2010

Published: 21 December 2010


A major puzzle in neural networks is understanding the information encoding principles that implement the functions of the brain systems. Population coding in neurons and plastic changes in synapses are two important subjects in attempts to explore such principles. This forms the basis of modern theory of neuroscience concerning self-organization and associative memory. Here we wish to suggest an information storage scheme based on the dynamics of evolutionary neural networks, essentially reflecting the meta-complication of the dynamical changes of neurons as well as plastic changes of synapses. The information storage scheme may lead to the development of a complete description of all the equilibrium states (fixed points) of Hopfield networks, a space-filling network that weaves the intricate structure of Hamming star-convexity, and a plasticity regime that encodes information based on algorithmic Hebbian synaptic plasticity.

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan Normal University


© M.-H. Shih and F.-S. Tsai. 2011

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