Satellite Symposium, Society for Neuroscience Meeting
9 AM - 5 PM on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011
Speakers include M.L. Hines, N.T. Carnevale, T. McTavish, and G.M. Shepherd
The emphasis of this course is on 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 present the principles and techniques that are involved in creating and using models of cells and networks with NEURON. We will also show how to speed up simulations by taking advantage of parallel hardware ranging from multiprocessor personal computers and workstation clusters to massively parallel supercomputers.
Partial list of topics to be covered:
- 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.
- Expanding NEURON's repertoire of biophysical mechanisms.
- Databases for empirically-based modeling.
Registration is limited to 30 individuals on a first-come, first serve basis. Registration deadline is Friday, October 14, 2008. No on-site registration will be accepted.
For more information see http://www.neuron.yale.edu/neuron/stati ... c2011.html