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Is a neuron's information processing more complex than a perceptron?

Even if you fully accept the analogy, a cortical pyramidal neuron's function is best described as that of a multi-layer perceptron, with each dendrite or part of it independently integrating ...
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Is a neuron's information processing more complex than a perceptron?

Just a couple examples: Spatial integration This is the basis of @vkehayas's answer. More generally, despite integration at the soma being fairly linear up to a point, dendrites are highly non-linear ...
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Is a neuron's information processing more complex than a perceptron?

I don't know enough about neural networks to properly define the difference between a perceptron and a neuron, I don't know how much machine learning definitions can be expanded or generalized to more ...
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Is a neuron's information processing more complex than a perceptron?

Yes, a neuron's information processing is more complex than a perceptron's information processing. Here I describe one way it's more complex; I am not claiming this is the only way it is more complex. ...
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Is a neuron's information processing more complex than a perceptron?

Biological neurons operate with response latency, refraction, and inhibition. It is my understanding that perceptrons do not employ these characteristics. Response latency In biological neurons, there ...
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How can someone enjoy something without dopamine?

It is oversimplifying things that a single compound mediates complex human behavior. To nuance things a bit, there are more neurotransmitters and modulators that mediate feelings of pleasure, as you ...
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