Herrmann, Hans J.
De Arcangelis, Lucilla
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Performing more tasks in parallel is a typical feature of complex brains. These are characterized by the coexistence of excitatory and inhibitory synapses, whose percentage in mammals is measured to have a typical value of 20-30%. Here we investigate parallel learning of more Boolean rules in neuronal networks. We find that multi-task learning results from the alternation of learning and forgetting of the individual rules. Interestingly, a fraction of 30% inhibitory synapses optimizes the overall performance, carving a complex backbone supporting information transmission with a minimal shortest path length. We show that 30% inhibitory synapses is the percentage maximizing the learning performance since it guarantees, at the same time, the network excitability necessary to express the response and the variability required to confine the employment of resources Show more
Journal / seriesScientific Reports
Pages / Article No.
PublisherNature Publishing Group
SubjectApplied physics; Biological physics
Organisational unit03733 - Herrmann, Hans Jürgen / Herrmann, Hans Jürgen
319968 - Fluid Flow in Complex and Curved Spaces (EC)
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