Developing a Spiking Neural Network VO2 Brain
An additional advantage of the array of neurons of VO2 is to behave like optogenetic sensors and actuators for neuronal activities.
Rafael Yuste (Columbia University) is trying optogenetics in hopes of gaining a better understanding of how the brain functions. In my opinion, we can also think of as an electrical inverse problem to study, for example, 100 neurons, using similar techniques to electromagnetic geophysics, to try to understand the function of a worm or a matrix of rat neurons. We can train the VO2 neurons to behave like them, and the multiple realizability thesis may help us to understand the biological brain to improve neuromorfic bains and vice-versa.
Mancuso, J. J., Kim, J., Lee, S., Tsuda, S., Chow, N. B., & Augustine, G. J. (2011). Optogenetic probing of functional brain circuitry. Experimental physiology, 96(1), 26-33.
Rafael Yuste: Imaging of neuro circuits key to understanding brain function http://spie.org/newsroom/yuste-lab-video?highlight=x2416
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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Chapter Multiple Realizability