- any group of neurons that conduct impulses in a coordinated manner, as the assemblages of brain cells that record a visual stimulus.
- Also called neural net. a computer model designed to simulate the behavior of biological neural networks, as in pattern recognition, language processing, and problem solving, with the goal of self-directed information processing.
Origin of neural network
First recorded in 1985–90
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- an interconnected system of neurons, as in the brain or other parts of the nervous system
- Also called: neural net an analogous network of electronic components, esp one in a computer designed to mimic the operation of the human brain
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