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Hebbian Learning in FPGA Silicon Neuronal Network
Jing Li, Yuichi Katori, Takashi Kohno

Last modified: 2013-10-01


This paper describes a digital silicon neuronal network trained by the Hebbian learning rule that can execute the auto-associative memory. In our previous work, a fully connected network of 256 silicon neurons based on the digital spiking silicon neuron (DSSN) model and kinetic-model-based silicon synapses were implemented. In this work, we added circuit modules that append Hebbian learning function and fitted it to a Xilinx Virtex 6 XC6VSX315T FPGA device. The performances of auto-associative memory with several spike-time-dependent Hebbian learning rules and the correlation rule are compared. The results show that Hebbian learning rules that model both synaptic potentiation and depression improve the retrieval probability in our silicon neuronal network.


Hebbian learning, silicon neuronal network, FPGA, associative memory


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