Inter-neuron interference analysis in neuro-synaptic communications

Abolfazl Amiri, Behrouz Maham, Sadaf Salehkalaibar

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The neuro-synaptic system is a molecular communication network which is important in the human body. In this system, the neurons and the junctions between them, i.e., synapses, are used for the transmission. The axonal transmission and the synaptic diffusion cause interference to the adjacent neurons. We model this effect with the interference channel studied in the communication theory. Then, we propose detection and equalization methods to compensate the effects of the interference and improve the signal detection probability at the destination neurons. Finally, we evaluate the performance of the proposed schemes with simulations. The simulations show that, in an interference neuronal channel, the proposed equalization methods outperform the non-equalized system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7792350
Pages (from-to)737-740
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017


  • Nano-molecular communication
  • interference
  • neuro-synaptic system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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