# Mathematical modeling of neural networks

Welcome to the Wikiversity learning project for **Mathematical modeling of neural networks**.

This "learn by doing" project provides information about how to work with mathematical models of neural networks and space for discussion of neural network models.

## NEURON simulation environment[edit]

Neuron has a Graphical User interface intended to create a user experience similar to that of using laboratory equipment. Features include:

**Channel Builder**. allows realistic model features reflecting neurophysiological elements such as voltage- and ligand-gated ion channels.**Cell Builder**. for models of cells. Start from scratch or modify saved models without writing any code. Electrophysiological properties of the membrane can vary as functions of position.**Network Builder**. use it to prototype small networks then use models of several small networks to create larger networks.**ModelView tool**. helps model development, maintenance and sharing of models.

### Reading[edit]

- Neural network article at Wikipedia
- Familiarize yourself with the NEURON simulation environment.
- Neural Networks modules at Wikibooks; from a Computer Science perspective.

### Activity[edit]

The NEURON software package is available for Windows, Mac and Unix. Download the NEURON software from the Download and Install page.

#### OSX[edit]

The documentation for NEURON states that the version for use with the X11 windows interface is best for Macs. The X11 version is a 4.3 MB download. The downloaded OSX/X11 NEURON package creates a 13 MB folder for NEURON version 5.6 (The current standard version is 5.9).

### Discussion[edit]

- Did you have any problems with installing NEURON on your computer?