[Comp-neuro] NEURON course at 2014 SFN Meeting

Ted Carnevale ted.carnevale at yale.edu
Mon Jul 14 22:48:42 CEST 2014

Using NEURON to Model Cells and Networks
Satellite Symposium, Society for Neuroscience Meeting

9 AM - 5 PM on Friday, November 14, 2014

Speakers include Ted Carnevale, Bill Lytton, and Gordon Shepherd

This course emphasizes 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 address topics that
include the following:

Partial list of topics that will 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 to take advantage
   of multicore PCs and Macs, workstation clusters, and parallel
* Expanding NEURON's repertoire of biophysical mechanisms,
   including an introduction to using the new RxD feature
   to implement models that involve reactive diffusion.
* Databases for empirically-based modeling.

Each registrant will receive a comprehensive set of notes.

Registration is limited to 25 individuals on a first-come,
first-serve basis.  The registration deadline is Friday,
October 31, 2014.  NO on-site registration will be accepted.

For more information and the online registration form, see


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