Brain architecture: A design for natural computation

  • Kaiser M
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Abstract

Fifty years ago, John von Neumann compared the architecture of the brain with that of computers that he invented and which is still in use today. In those days, the organisation of computers was based on concepts of brain organisation. Here, we give an update on current results on the global organisation of neural systems. For neural systems, we outline how the spatial and topological architecture of neuronal and cortical networks facilitates robustness against failures, fast processing, and balanced network activation. Finally, we discuss mechanisms of self-organization for such architectures. After all, the organization of the brain might again inspire computer architecture.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Computational neuroanatomy
  • Network science
  • Neural networks
  • Recovery
  • Robustness
  • Spatial graph

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