Computational Neuroscience#

This document is intended to help newcomers to get into computational neuroscience. Note that this is a living document and it will regularly be updated. Offers of help to complete this are very welcome!


  1. Neuroscience

  2. Computational modelling/theoretical neuroscience

  3. Programming

  4. Machine learning


  1. Review articles

  2. Classic papers

Open Source Brain projects#

See here for a list of OSB projects which contain tutorials, exercises, etc. in computational neuroscience.


  1. Modelling

An overview of the main target simulators for models in Open Source Brain can be found here.

  1. Markup Languages

    • A Model Description Language for Computational Neuroscience (NeuroML)

    • Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML)

    • CellML

  1. Libraries: Data analysis and scientific computing

  2. Libraries: Data visualization

  3. Libraries: Machine learning


  • ModelDB: model database for computational neuroscience (ModelDB)

  • Open Source Brain (OSB)

  • Digitally Reconstructed Neuron Database (NeuroMorpho)

  • Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF)

  • Brain Operation Database System (BODB)

  • BioModels Database (BioModels)


  • Organization for Computational Neurosciences (OCNS)

  • International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF)

Institutions, Laboratories and Research Groups#

  1. Asia

  2. Europe

  3. USA

A more comprehensive list of labs, centers and researchers can be found here.

Mailing Lists, Blogs and News#

  1. Mailing lists

  2. Blogs

  3. News

Online courses#

  1. Coursera

  2. edX

  3. Wulfram Gerstner

  4. OCW MIT

Other resources#