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Aug15-10, 01:35 PM
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It's not a stupid question at all. I haven't been able to find a definitive answer either. Below are two papers. One shows some measured synaptic weights, which gives you an idea of their range. Another is an artificial neural network. In artificial neural networks I have seen, some use binary synaptic weights, which is easiest to design, but probably not very representative of biological networks. Others use some number of bits in either a digital circuit or an Analog-Digital converter. I have seen 8 bits used for this, but can't find that paper. The one below uses 4 bits. If you're just trying to make a rough estimate, 8 bits (256 levels) is probably a good estimate.
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