Tuesday, May 4. 2010
Netlab Loligo - New Approaches to Neural Network Simulation
This book describes Netlab Loligo, which is conceptually, a device-oriented breadboard system for neural network design and development. There is a Matlab tool-kit with the same name out there. Don't let that fool you. Netlab is different. It is decidedly NOT just another attempt to mathematically extend existing data-points collected from 20-year-old laboratory observations.
The book describes my attempt, as a programmer, to abstract (for the purpose of implementing on a computer) some of the knowledge and understanding gained in Cell and Molecular Neurobiology. It also describes, in general terms, the resulting suite of software utilities (a device-description language compiler, “linker”, and runtime), which I am currently working to make available through a web-based application.
It will be a couple (few) more weeks before I start promoting it, but it is in stock and shipping now, for those who want to check it out right away. If you have an interest in machine hosted neural network simulations and have been looking for something that departs from the current formulaic, paint-by-numbers approaches, this book may be just what you've been looking for.
Not sure? Check out the excerpts pages for a little bit of a peek into the book.
Also, if you are somebody known in the field of neural networks, robotics, cognitive or behavioral sciences, or mind/brain research, and you influence purchasing decisions, contact me. Reviewers are needed.
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