Brain Sciences, Vol. 13, Pages 837: Anti-Disturbance of Scale-Free Spiking Neural Network against Impulse Noise

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Brain Sciences, Vol. 13, Pages 837: Anti-Disturbance of Scale-Free Spiking Neural Network against Impulse Noise

Brain Sciences doi: 10.3390/brainsci13050837

Authors:
Lei Guo
Minxin Guo
Youxi Wu
Guizhi Xu

The bio-brain presents robustness function to external stimulus through its self-adaptive regulation and neural information processing. Drawing from the advantages of the bio-brain to investigate the robustness function of a spiking neural network (SNN) is conducive to the advance of brain-like intelligence. However, the current brain-like model is insufficient in biological rationality. In addition, its evaluation method for anti-disturbance performance is inadequate. To explore the self-adaptive regulation performance of a brain-like model with more biological rationality under external noise, a scale-free spiking neural network(SFSNN) is constructed in this study. Then, the anti-disturbance ability of the SFSNN against impulse noise is investigated, and the anti-disturbance mechanism is further discussed. Our simulation results indicate that: (i) our SFSNN has anti-disturbance ability against impulse noise, and the high-clustering SFSNN outperforms the low-clustering SFSNN in terms of anti-disturbance performance. (ii) The neural information processing in the SFSNN under external noise is clarified, which is a dynamic chain effect of the neuron firing, the synaptic weight, and the topological characteristic. (iii) Our discussion hints that an intrinsic factor of the anti-disturbance ability is the synaptic plasticity, and the network topology is a factor that affects the anti-disturbance ability at the level of performance.

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