The brian simulator

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Title: The brian simulator
Authors: Goodman, DF
Brette, R
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: "Brian" is a simulator for spiking neural networks ( The focus is on making the writing of simulation code as quick and easy as possible for the user, and on flexibility: new and non-standard models are no more difficult to define than standard ones. This allows scientists to spend more time on the details of their models, and less on their implementation. Neuron models are defined by writing differential equations in standard mathematical notation, facilitating scientific communication. Brian is written in the Python programming language, and uses vector-based computation to allow for efficient simulations. It is particularly useful for neuroscientific modelling at the systems level, and for teaching computational neuroscience.
Issue Date: 15-Sep-2009
Date of Acceptance: 8-Jul-2009
ISSN: 1662-4548
Publisher: Frontiers Media
Start Page: 192
End Page: 197
Journal / Book Title: Frontiers in Neuroscience
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Copyright Statement: © 2009 Goodman and Brette. This is an open-access article subject to an exclusive license agreement between the authors and the Frontiers Research Foundation, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited.
Keywords: Python
spiking neural networks
systems neuroscience
1109 Neurosciences
1702 Cognitive Science
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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