Artificial Neuron

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Science  10 Apr 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3354, pp. 962-963
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3354.962


An electronic model is described for simulating many of the gross operational functions which are believed to hold for living nerve cells. Synaptic growth is not included. Despite difficulties in drawing very rigorous analogies between the biological cell and its model, a sufficient number of rough similarities exist to make systemic experimentation interesting. Several approaches are mentioned.