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Science  12 Oct 2018:
Vol. 362, Issue 6411, pp. 195

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  • A Feedforward neural network is a subset of a recurrent neural network

    Peter Stern wrote a short article entitled “Memory recirculation and integration” (1). We have known that a feedforward neural network is a subset of a recurrent neural network with suppressing feedback parameters. When completely eliminating the feedback signals (no feedback) by changing synaptic links, any recurrent neural network will become a feedforward neural network. Therefore, controlling the strength of synaptic links between neurons, we may keep / forget a memory where the transition of the system state indicates a sequence of episodes. It may happen that a human-made model or a mathematical model is created before discovering the model in nature. In other words, reasoning deductive conclusion becomes always true as long as all deductive rules are true.

    1. Peter Stern, Memory recirculation and integration, Science 12 Oct 2018: Vol. 362, Issue 6411, pp. 195

    Competing Interests: None declared.

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