# The Concept Of Time In Neural Networks

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Time is divided into discrete time steps: discrete time steps

The concept of time**.**The current time (present time) is referred to as (*t*), the next ** time step **as (

*t*1), (

*t*)I the preceding one as (

*t*− 1).

All other time steps are referred to analogously. If in the following chapters several mathematical

Variables (e.g. *netj *or *oi*) refer to a certain point in time, the notation will be,

for example, net*j*(*t *− 1) or *oi*(*t*). From a biological point of view this is, of course, not very plausible (in the human brain a neuron does not wait for anotherone), but it significantly simplifies the implementation.