Modelling Neural Populations
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MIIND provides a simulation framework for neural simulations. It focusses on population level descriptions of neural dynamics, i.e. it does not provide a siumulator for individual neurons, but models populations 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, we encourage you to read the following paper (an open access preprint version is also available).


Currently, part of the developent is funded by the Human Brain Project. A new official release date will be 1 October 2014. The new release will contain many new algorithms, including other populations than leaky-integrate-and-fire ones. The documentation will be revamped.


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: cvs -d :pserver:anony.nosp@m.mous.nosp@m.@miin.nosp@m.d.cv.nosp@m.s.sf..nosp@m.net:/cvsroot/miind co -P code This will change soon, though.

The components are Open Source software under a BSD licence.


MIIND is free and Open Source. It is distributed under a modified 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.