Exploring Neural Principles with Si elegans, a NeuromimeticRepresentation of the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

Axel Blau, Frank Callaly, Seamus Cawley, Aedan Coffey, Alessandro De Mauro, Gorka Epelde, Lorenzo Ferrara, Finn Krewer, Carlo Liberale, Pedro Baptista Machado, Gregory Maclair, Thomas Martin McGinnity, Fearghal Morgan, Andoni Mujika, Alexey Petrushin, Gautier Robin, John Wade

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Abstract

Biological neural systems are powerful, robust and highly adaptive computational entities that outperformconventional computers in almost all aspects of sensory-motor integration. Despite dramatic progress ininformation technology, there is a big performance discrepancy between artificial computational systemsand brains in seemingly simple orientation and navigation tasks. In fact, no system exists that can faithfullyreproduce the rich behavioural repertoire of the tiny worm Caenorhabditis elegans which features one of thesimplest nervous systems in nature made of 302 neurons and about 8000 connections. The Si elegans projectaims at providing this missing link. This article is sketching out the main platform components.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherSciTePress
Pages189-194
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-989-758-056-7
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2014
EventNEUROTECHNIX 2014 - 2nd International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics - Rome, Italy
Duration: 26 Oct 2014 → …

Conference

ConferenceNEUROTECHNIX 2014 - 2nd International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics
Period26/10/14 → …

Keywords

  • Brain-Inspired Computation
  • Nervous System Emulation
  • Soft Body Simulation
  • Virtual Embodiment
  • Neurocomputational Response Models on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)

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    Blau, A., Callaly, F., Cawley, S., Coffey, A., De Mauro, A., Epelde, G., Ferrara, L., Krewer, F., Liberale, C., Baptista Machado, P., Maclair, G., McGinnity, T. M., Morgan, F., Mujika, A., Petrushin, A., Robin, G., & Wade, J. (2014). Exploring Neural Principles with Si elegans, a NeuromimeticRepresentation of the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. In Unknown Host Publication (pp. 189-194). SciTePress.