Martin Růžek


This article presents an improvement of learning algorithm for articial
neural network that makes the learning more similar to biological neuron, but still
simple enough to be easily programmed. The idea is based on autonomous articial
neurons that are working together and at same time competing for resources; every
neuron is trying to be better then the others, but also needs the feed back from
other neurons. The proposed articial neuron has similar forward signal processing
as the standard articial perceptron, the main dierence is the learning phase. The
learning is based on observing the weights of other neurons, but only in biologically
plausible way, no back propagation of error or 'teacher' is allowed. The neuron is
sending the signal in forward direction into the higher layer, the information about
its function is being propagated in the opposite direction. This information does not
have the form of energy, it is the observation of how is the neuron's output accepted
by others. The neurons are trying to nd such setting of their internal parameters
that are optimal for the whole network. For this algorithm, it is necessary that the
neurons are organized in layers. The tests proved the viability of this concept, the
learning is slower; but has other advantages, such as resistance against catastrophic
interference or higher generalization.


articial neural network, learning rule, biological neuron


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