This paper deals with the problem of finite-time projective synchronization for a class of neutral-type complex-valued neural networks (CVNNs) with time-varying delays. A simple state feedback control protocol is developed such that slave CVNNs can be projective synchronized with the master system in finite time. By employing inequalities technique and designing new Lyapunov--Krasovskii functionals, various novel and easily verifiable conditions are obtained to ensure the finite-time projective synchronization. It is found that the settling time can be explicitly calculated for the neutral-type CVNNs. Finally, two numerical simulation results are demonstrated to validate the theoretical results of this paper.

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