Learning Spiking Neural Network Models of Drosophila Olfaction

Published in International Conference on Neuromorphic Systems, ICONS, 2020

We present research in the modeling of neurons within Drosophila (fruit fly) olfaction. We describe the process from data collection, to model creation, and spike generation. Our approach utilizes com- putational elements such as spiking neural networks that employ leaky integrate-and-fire neurons with adaptive firing behavior that more closely mimick biological neurons. We describe the methods of several learning implementations in both software and hard- ware. Finally, we present both quantitative and qualitative results on learning spiking neural network models.

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