[Comp-neuro] NEURON Course at 2011 SFN Meeting

Ted Carnevale ted.carnevale at yale.edu
Mon Jul 11 21:22:53 CEST 2011

Using NEURON to Model Cells and Networks
Satellite Symposium, Society for Neuroscience Meeting
9 AM - 5 PM on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011
Speakers include M.L. Hines, N.T. Carnevale, T. McTavish,
and G.M. Shepherd

The emphasis of this course is on practical issues that are key to
the most productive use of NEURON, an advanced simulation environment
for realistic modeling of biological neurons and neural circuits.
Through lectures and live computer demonstrations, we will present the
principles and techniques that are involved in creating and using models
of cells and networks with NEURON.  We will also show how to speed up
simulations by taking advantage of parallel hardware ranging from
multiprocessor personal computers and workstation clusters to massively
parallel supercomputers.

Partial list of topics to be covered:
* Efficient design and implementation of models of neurons and networks.
   + Constructing and managing models with NEURON's GUI, hoc, and Python.
   + Using the built-in variable-order variable-timestep integrator
     for improved speed and accuracy.
   + Parallelizing models of cells and networks.
* Expanding NEURON's repertoire of biophysical mechanisms.
* Databases for empirically-based modeling.

Each registrant will a comprehensive set of notes.

Registration is limited to 30 individuals on a first-come, first serve
basis.  Registration deadline is Friday, October 14, 2008.
No on-site registration will be accepted.

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