any group of neurons that conduct impulses in a coordinated manner, as the assemblages of brain cells that record a visual stimulus.
Also called neural net. a computer model designed to simulate the behavior of biological neural networks, as in pattern recognition, language processing, and problem solving, with the goal of self-directed information processing.
an interconnected system of neurons, as in the brain or other parts of the nervous system
Also called neural net. an analogous network of electronic components, esp one in a computer designed to mimic the operation of the human brain
- Neural plate
neural plate n. The thickened dorsal plate of ectoderm that differentiates into the neural tube and neural crest. Also called medullary plate.
- Neural spine
neural spine n. The middle point of the vertebral arch, represented by the spinous process.
noun, Embryology. 1. a tube formed by the closure of ectodermal tissue in the early vertebrate embryo that later develops into the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and ganglia. noun 1. the structure in mammalian embryos that develops into the brain and spinal cord. Incomplete development results in neural-tube defects, such as spina bifida, in a […]
noun, Pathology. 1. any of a group of congenital abnormalities involving the brain and spinal cord, including spina bifida and meningocele, caused by failure of the neural tube to close properly during embryonic development.