• WordNet 3.6
    • adj neural of or relating to neurons "neural network"
    • adj neural of or relating to the nervous system "nervous disease","neural disorder"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Neural (Anat. & Zoöl) relating to the nerves or nervous system; taining to, situated in the region of, or on the side with, the neural, or cerebro-spinal, axis; -- opposed to hemal. As applied to vertebrates, neural is the same as dorsal; as applied to invertebrates it is usually the same as ventral. Cf. Hemal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • neural Pertaining to nerves or the nervous system at large; nervous.
    • neural Specifically, of or relating to the cerebrospinal nervous system of a vertebrate.
    • neural Situated on that side of the body, with reference to the vertebral axis, on which the brain and spinal cord lie; dorsal or tergal: opposed to ventral, sternal, visceral, or hemal.
    • neural In physiology, done or taking place in the nerves.
    • n neural One of the bony plates that lie upon and fuse with the summit of the spinous process and take part in the formation of the carapace of a turtle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Neural nū′ral pertaining to the nerves—also Neur′ic
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ney^ron nerve
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. neuron, a nerve.


In literature:

The fortunes of the day depended on the comparative quickness of the reflex action of his neural ganglia and mine.
"Fisherman's Luck" by Henry van Dyke
This is a characteristic of psychological and neural causation.
"The Analysis of Mind" by Bertrand Russell
If one phase of the neural process be called physiological time, with as good reason may all be so named.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
With the exoccipitals, which arise just like neural arches, it forms a true vertebra.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
This is seen in section in Figure 7; s.c. is the neural groove; n.f., as before, the neural fold.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
B, Neural arch and intercentrum in end view, showing probable association.
"A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas" by Theodore H. Eaton
He did not yet have the neural control to release his fingers from the firing dial.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Few cars had this; only sportsmen or the royalty could afford to have such a neural circuit installed.
"Rastignac the Devil" by Philip José Farmer
The preparation is neural more than muscular.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
A stimulus sets up a brief neural volley lasting about a hundredth of a second.
"Insidekick" by Jesse Franklin Bone

In news:

This clever optimization scheme used model predictive control, neural nets , and expert systems.
THX, Neural Audio, NFL Team Up to Deliver Super Bowl Sound in 5.1.
Interntational audiences can use their A/V receivers to decode a 5.1 surround sound mix of the Super Bowl telecast for the first time with Neural -THX Surround.
THX and Neural Audio will deliver the Super Bowl sound in 5.1 surround.
Burst of neural activity necessary for vision.
Paralyzed patients regain some sensory function after neural stem cell treatment.
StemCells' human neural stem cell.
Flipping a Light Switch in the Cell: Quantum Dots Used for Targeted Neural Activation.
Each neuron in the output layer receives weighted inputs minus bias from each neuron in the hidden layer to determine the activation function of the output layer, which corresponds to the neural network output.
Neural Audio's surround sound and loudness control technologies have been integrated into Harris' video and audio processing product lines.
At CES, THX and Neural Audio announced that they would jointly develop and market surround-sound technology solutions to the content creation community and consumer electronics manufacturers.
The World's First Neural Stem Cell Transplant.
For the first time, they have captured images of the brains of addicts in the throes of craving for a drug, revealing the neural basis for addiction.
Using Picosecond Optical Tomography to Assess Neural Activity.
Neuroendocrine tumors arise from cells that originate in the neural crest.

In science:

Initially, there will be the classic classification tool, C4.5 , a tool developed by a member of our group, ESX , and at least one Neural Network package.
A GRB Tool Shed
The method we used was based upon the “stellarity index” produced by the SExtractor neural-network classifier (Bertin & Arnouts 1996).
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
An important application of neural networks is the prediction of time series.
Predicting and generating time series by neural networks: An investigation using statistical physics
Section 6 considers the problem of a set of neural networks which learn from each other.
Predicting and generating time series by neural networks: An investigation using statistical physics
Let us consider the simplest possible neural network, the perceptron.
Predicting and generating time series by neural networks: An investigation using statistical physics