2020 Volume 11 Issue 4 Pages 590-600
Spiking neural networks with complex spatiotemporal dynamics support efficient information processing of time-series signals. Here, we investigate the relationship between complexity of network dynamics and modular topology of networks using numerical simulations and discuss their effect on the classification performance of spoken-digit recognition tasks. The results show that modular networks generate spatially complex dynamics in which partially and globally synchronous bursts coexist. The classification rate of the modular reservoir network was approximately 75%, a value of which was comparable to that of a random network. This was caused by the randomly-connection structure between the input-reservoir and reservoir-readout layers, thus appropriate inference methods and asymmetry of connections should be introduced to take advantage of the complex dynamics in modular networks.