Using NEURON to model cells and networks

Course Information


2 November 2018


San Diego, CA location TBA


Ted Carnevale, Robert McDougal



Application deadline

Friday, October 12, 2018


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.

How to register

1. Send us a completed registration form.
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 2018 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 2018 Course
c/o Ted Carnevale
Neuroscience Dept.
Yale University School of Medicine
SHM C303
333 Cedar St.
New Haven, CT 06510

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Remember, registration is not complete until payment has been received and processed.

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