Using NEURON to Model Cells and Networks

Course Information

Date

10 May 1998 to 31 May 2017

Location

Satellite Symposium, Society for Neuroscience Meeting

Organizers

Ted Carnevale, Robert McDougal.

Fee

$150 received by Friday, October 28. No applications will be accepted after Friday, October 28, and there will be no on-site registration. Payment must be by credit card, or by check or money order, in US funds on a US bank, made payable to “NEURON 2016 Course”. If you wish to pay by credit card please contact ted dot carnevale at yale dot edu for instructions—do NOT send your card numbers by email. Registration is not complete until payment has been received and processed. Sorry, but we are unable to accept payment by cash, purchase order, or electronic fund transfer.

Sponsorship

This course is supported in part by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Description

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:

  • 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 supercomputers.
  • Expanding NEURON’s repertoire of biophysical mechanisms.
    • Implementing models that involve reactive diffusion.
  • Databases for empirically-based modeling.

Each registrant will receive a comprehensive set of notes. Coffee breaks and lunch are provided.

Examine an introductory lecture from the 1997 SFN course. This tutorial should help you get started creating your own models and using NEURON's graphical interface.
Check the Documentation page for a link to the CellBuilder tutorial, which is based on a lesson presented at the 1999 SFN course.
Learn how to use the Network Builder to create network models that contain artificial neural elements and biophysically-based neural models. These tutorials are based on a presentation from the 2000 SFN course.

How to register

  1. To register for the NEURON 2016 Course, please fill out this form and send it to us.
  2. Contact ted dot carnevale at yale dot edu if you wish to pay the registration fee by credit card. Otherwise, send a check or money order to: NEURON 2016 Course c/o Ted Carnevale Neuroscience Dept. Yale University School of Medicine PO Box 208001 New Haven, CT 06520-8001

For those who need a street address:

NEURON 2016 Course c/o Ted Carnevale Neuroscience Dept. Yale University School of Medicine SHM C303 333 Cedar St. New Haven, CT 06510

NOTE: the street address is only for carriers such as FedEx and UPS. Regular mail (US Postal Service) sent to the street address will be delayed by two extra weeks or more! Remember, registration is not complete until payment has been received and processed.