Bio-circuitry mimics synapses and neurons in a step toward sensory computing

ScienceDaily | Oct 17, 2019 at 5:01 PM
  • Results published in Nature Communications report the first example of a lipid-based “memcapacitor,” a charge storage component with memory that processes information much like synapses do in the brain.
  • The team’s biomimetic elements represent new opportunities for potential “spiking” neural networks that can compute natural data in natural ways.
  • Spiking neural networks are intended to simulate the way neurons spike with electrical potential and, if the signal is strong enough, pass it on to their neighbors through synapses, carving out learning pathways that are pruned over time for efficiency.