Miind Documentation


MIIND on the Hackathon session of the HBP summit. There is a tutorial. Although very rough, it will help you get going.

MIIND version 1.02 was released on 19 September 2015. It contains a major bug fix.

MIIND version 1.01 was released on 11 March 2015. Appart from bug fixes it contains a visualization tool to monitor progress of a running simulation (including the evolution of the densities!).

MIIND version 1.0 was released 25 January 2015. It is now solely dedicated to population density techniques and neural mass models. Important new features include:

Many new features are in developement. These include:

The old neural network code, including a HMAX implementation is still available, but will no longer be maintained.


MIIND provides a simulation framework for neural simulations. It focusses on population level descriptions of neural dynamics, i.e. it does not provide a simulator for individual neurons, but models population activity directly. It provides support for simple neural mass models, but focusses strongly on so-called population density techniques.

To get a feeling for the simulator and its capabilities, go to the Example page.

To run the simulator, go to the workflow page, after installation is completed. Make sure you have had a glance at the ugh page.


Currently, part of the developent is funded by the Human Brain Project.


The latest tar bal can be found here. Install on Unix platforms is straightforward, using cmake. The procedure is explained in Installation. You can checkout a snapshot of the latest code with: git clone git://git.code.sf.net/p/miind/git miind-git

Make sure you use the integration branch. We will change to the main branch in February.

The components are Open Source software under a BSD licence.


MIIND is free and Open Source. It is distributed under a BSD license (see The License for MIIND)


Use cmake and make. For more details see Installation.


For more details see Dependencies


The MIIND wiki. The WIKI contains more details about the extra work that needs to be done to install MIIND under windows.

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