Neural Modeling: Tools and Simulators

Modeling tools and simulators

What would I want from a framework or a simulator?

  1. It needs to implement biologically plausible models
  2. It needs to be fast enough to model tens of thousands on neurons with 1ms step (#1 and #2 usually don't come together)
  3. It needs to provide an interface for developing simulations and monitoring their execution with real-time visualization (ideally as good as Neural Viewer does) and network activity diagrams
  4. It needs to be easily configurable. All network parameters and their visualization should be compactly specified
  5. It should support various sensory and motor systems
  6. It should provide a comprehensive set of networks to play with

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