Neural spikes in the brain form stochastic sequences, i.e., belong to the class of pulse noises. This stochasticity is a counterintuitive feature because extracting information - such as the commonly supposed neural information of mean spike frequency - requires long times for reasonably low error probability. The mystery could be solved by noise-based logic, wherein randomness has an important function and allows large speed enhancements for special-purpose tasks, and the same mechanism is at work for the brain logic version of this concept.
Comments: 4 Pages. In press at: Advances in Cognitive Neurodynamics Vol. 4 - Proc. 4th International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics (Springer, 2014)
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