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12 Mar '09 04:18 pm
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The study of the human brain dates back thousands of years. But it has only been with the dawn of modern day electronics that man has begun to try and emulate the human brain and its thinking processes. The modern era of neural network research is credited with the work done by neuro-physiologist, Warren McCulloch and young mathematical prodigy Walter Pitts in 1943. McCulloch had spent 20 years of life thinking about the "event" in the nervous system that allowed to us to think, feel, etc. It was only until the two joined forces that they wrote a paper on how neurons might work, and they designed and built a primitive artificial neural network using simple electric circuits. They are credited with the McCulloch-Pitts Theory of Formal Neural Networks. (Haykin, 1994, pg: 36) (

The next major development in neural network technology arrived in 1949 with a book, "The Organization of Behavior" written by Donald Hebb. The book supported and further reinforced McCull ...more
Answered by balu, 12 Mar '09 04:22 pm

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