A Hopfield neural network with multi-compartmental activation

AKHMET M. , Karacaoren M.

NEURAL COMPUTING & APPLICATIONS, vol.29, no.10, pp.815-822, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00521-016-2597-9
  • Page Numbers: pp.815-822


The Hopfield network is a form of recurrent artificial neural network. To satisfy demands of artificial neural networks and brain activity, the networks are needed to be modified in different ways. Accordingly, it is the first time that, in our paper, a Hopfield neural network with piecewise constant argument of generalized type and constant delay is considered. To insert both types of the arguments, a multi-compartmental activation function is utilized. For the analysis of the problem, we have applied the results for newly developed differential equations with piecewise constant argument of generalized type beside methods for differential equations and functional differential equations. In the paper, we obtained sufficient conditions for the existence of an equilibrium as well as its global exponential stability. The main instruments of investigation are Lyapunov functionals and linear matrix inequality method. Two examples with simulations are given to illustrate our solutions as well as global exponential stability.