Citation: Bowes , D , Adams , R G , Canamero , L , Steuber , V & Davey , N 2008 , Receptor response and soma leakiness in a simulated spiking neural controller for a robot . in Procs of Artificial Neural Networks and Intelligent Information Processing Workshop (ANNIP 2008) . vol. 2008 , INSTICC (Inst. Syst. Technologies Information Control and Communication) , pp. 100-106 .
This paper investigates different models of leakiness for the soma of a simulated spiking neural controller for a robot exhibiting negative photo-taxis. It also investigates two models of receptor response to stimulus levels. The results show that exponential decay of ions across the soma and of a receptor response function where intensity is proportional to intensity is the best combination for dark seeking behaviour.