The NeuralFieldSimulator considers scalar spatially homogeneous neural fields taking into account finite axonal transmission speed and synaptic temporal derivatives of first and second order. A text-based interface offers complete control of field parameters and several approaches are used to accelerate simulations. A graphical output utilizes video hardware acceleration to display running output with reduced computational cost compared to exclusively software-based simulators. Diverse applications of simulations include breather oscillations, static and dynamic Turing patterns and activity spreading with finite propagation speed.
Nichols E, Green K, Hutt A (2015) Open-source numerical simulation tool for two-dimensional neural fields involving finite axonal transmission speed International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France. June 2015.
Nichols E, Green K, Hutt A, van Veen L (2014) Two-dimensional patterns in neural fields subject to finite transmission speed BMC Neuroscience 15(1):16
Nichols E, Hutt A (2014) Two-dimensional neural field simulator with parameter interface and 3D visualization International Conference on Neural Field Theory, Reading, U.K.
Nichols E, Hutt A (2013) Neural field simulator: fast computation and 3D-visualization BMC Neuroscience 14(1):179
Nichols EJ, Hutt A (2015) Neural field simulator: two-dimensional spatio-temporal dynamics involving finite transmission speed. Front Neuroinform 9:25 [PubMed]