ul. Gagarina 23, Nizhny Novgorod, 603950 Russia
N.I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod
Selskii A., Makarov V. A.
Synchronization of Heteroclinic Circuits through Learning in Coupled Neural Networks
2016, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 97-106
The synchronization of oscillatory activity in neural networks is usually implemented by coupling the state variables describing neuronal dynamics. Here we study another, but complementary mechanism based on a learning process with memory. A driver network, acting as a teacher, exhibits winner-less competition (WLC) dynamics, while a driven network, a learner, tunes its internal couplings according to the oscillations observed in the teacher. We show that under appropriate training the learner can “copy” the coupling structure and thus synchronize oscillations with the teacher. The replication of the WLC dynamics occurs for intermediate memory lengths only, consequently, the learner network exhibits a phenomenon of learning resonance.