Imperial College London

Dr Dan Goodman

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering




+44 (0)20 7594 6264d.goodman Website




1001Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Goodman, DF and Brette, R},
doi = {10.3389/neuro.01.026.2009},
journal = {Frontiers in Neuroscience},
pages = {192--197},
title = {The brian simulator},
url = {},
volume = {3},
year = {2009}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - "Brian" is a simulator for spiking neural networks ( The focus is on making the writing of simulation code as quick and easy as possible for the user, and on flexibility: new and non-standard models are no more difficult to define than standard ones. This allows scientists to spend more time on the details of their models, and less on their implementation. Neuron models are defined by writing differential equations in standard mathematical notation, facilitating scientific communication. Brian is written in the Python programming language, and uses vector-based computation to allow for efficient simulations. It is particularly useful for neuroscientific modelling at the systems level, and for teaching computational neuroscience.
AU - Goodman,DF
AU - Brette,R
DO - 10.3389/neuro.01.026.2009
EP - 197
PY - 2009///
SN - 1662-4548
SP - 192
TI - The brian simulator
T2 - Frontiers in Neuroscience
UR -
UR -
VL - 3
ER -