Neural Field Simulator (Nichols & Hutt 2012-2015)

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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.
1 . 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.
2 . 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
3 . 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.
4 . Nichols E, Hutt A (2013) Neural field simulator: fast computation and 3D-visualization BMC Neuroscience 14(1):179
5 . Nichols EJ, Hutt A (2015) Neural field simulator: two-dimensional spatio-temporal dynamics involving finite transmission speed. Front Neuroinform 9:25 [PubMed]
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Simulation Environment: Python; Neural Field Simulator;
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Implementer(s): Nichols, Eric J [ericjnichols at]; Hutt, Axel [axel.hutt @];
This is the readme for the simulator associated with the paper

Nichols EJ, Hutt A (2015) Neural field simulator: two-dimensional
spatio-temporal dynamics involving finite transmission speed. 9:25

(and several conference abstracts/presentations).

Neural Field Simulator

The Neural Field Simulator computes activity numerically in
2-dimensional neural fields by solving integral-differential equations
involving transmission delays and visualizes the spatio-temporal

To use the simulator please see the documentation in this archive
under the folder:


Any questions, comments, bugs etc... can be sent to Eric at
ericDOWTnichols placedat inriaDOWTfr.

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