NEURON courses at the CNS 2014 and SFN 2014 meetings

We have two courses about NEURON to announce. First, lots of new material, especially on modeling networks and reactive diffusion, will be presented at the CNS 2014 meeting in Quebec City on the morning of Saturday, July 26. Should be very exciting for experienced NEURON users, not to mention non-users who have a special interest in these topics.

Second, registration for the 1 day course at the SFN 2014 meeting in Washington DC has been open for just a week, and already lots of people have signed up. This course will cover a wide range of topics of interest to modelers and experimentalists with little or no modeling experience.

Click here for more information about both these courses.

2014 NEURON Summer Course early registration discount!

Applicants who sign up by Friday, May 9, are eligible for reduced registration fees. For more information see

2014 NEURON Summer Course

This year's Summer Course has two components that can be taken individually or together. NEURON Fundamentals, which runs from June 21-24, addresses all aspects of using NEURON to model individual neurons, and also introduces parallel simulation and the fundamentals of modeling networks. Parallel Simulation with NEURON is for users who are already familiar with NEURON and need to create models that will run on parallel hardware. Registration is limited, and the registration deadline is Friday, May 30, 2014. For more information see

NEURON-related presentations at the 2013 SFN meeting

So far we have discovered 48 presentations at the 2013 SFN meeting that report work that involved NEURON. Undoubtedly more are yet to be found. The list is here:

Please be sure to let us know if you see anything that needs to be corrected, or if you know of anything that should be added!

New release of NEURON includes reactive diffusion!

The official release of version 7.3 of NEURON brings many improvements and enhancements. The most salient of these are listed at Of particular interest to many will be NEURON's new ability to deal with reactive diffusion. A tutorial about how to use this new feature has been added to the Documentation page of this site.

2013 summer course discounts

In response to the "sequester," we are offering a $150 early registration discount on a limited number of seats in the NEURON Summer Course and the Parallelizing NEURON Models course. The discount will apply to registrants who sign up and pay by 5 PM EDT (New York time), Friday, April 12, 2013.

Two NEURON courses in June 2013!

2013 promises to be another exciting year as we introduce a new item to the curriculum in response to the evolving needs of the community of NEURON users.

The first hands-on course this year will be an updated version of "The NEURON Simulation Environment" (the "Summer Course"). As always, this course provides a comprehensive introduction to the use of NEURON for modeling cells and networks.

NEURON-related presentations at the 2012 SFN meeting

As ted mentioned in his blog a couple of days ago, we're trying to discover all of the presentations at this year's SFN meeting--well, as many as possible--and listing them at Today the count has gone up to 35. Check it out, and if we missed your talk or poster, tell us and we'll add it to the list!

NEURON at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience meeting

The 2012 meeting of the Society for Neuroscience starts at the end of next week, and as usual we're presenting a 1 day course on NEURON. Registration has officially closed, but there is a possibility that one or two places may open up--so if you are interested, contact me
ted dot carnevale at yale dot edu
as soon as possible and I'll see what can be done.

Also, I am again trying to build a list of presentations that report work that was done with NEURON. Unfortunately, it hasn't gotten any easier to identify these from SFN's "abstract planner" so please tell me if you know of something that should be included in the list. The list will be posted at

Record number of publications that used NEURON

As of January 29, 2012, we know of 1176 publications that report work that used NEURON--see . This is an increase of 169 from the total of 1007 on September 3, 2010, the last time we updated this page.

It may seem a surprise that many of these newly discovered papers were actually published several years ago: 4 in 2007, 7 in 2008, 10 in 2009, and 46 in 2010. We have noted this "delayed discovery" phenomenon every year since we started keeping track of NEURON publications.

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