Brain Simulation


It would take 5.83 IBM Watson‘s to match the MIPS (million instructions per second) of a human brain.

Hrafn Thorisson’s Brain in interactive 3D .. @hthth‘s brain online in 3D web-applet made from visualizing magnetic resonance images




  • ACT-R, like other influential cognitive architectures (including Soar, CLARION, and EPIC), has a computational implementation as an interpreter of a special coding language, and in this case written in Lisp. {related:
  • BrainMaps is an NIH-funded interactive zoomable high-resolution digital brain atlas and virtual microscope that is based on more than 20 million megapixels (60 terabytes) of scanned images. {related:}
  • BrainML is a system that provides a standard XML metaformat for exchanging neuroscience data. {related:
  • BrainVoyager QX contains needed for the advanced analysis and visualization of structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. {related:
  • COGENT is a graphical environment for cognitive modelling (see also: WebCOGENT). {related:
  • CorticalDB is trying to build the new generation of applications based on the latest developments in neuroscience and artificial intelligence. {related:}
  • fMRI Data Center (fMRIDC) is a free database of fMRI data used in peer reviewed studies. {related:
  • FreeSurfer is a set of automated tools for reconstruction of the brain’s cortical surface from structural MRI data, and overlay of functional MRI data. {related:}
  • GENESIS (GEneral NEural SImulation System) is a simulation environment for constructing realistic models of neurobiological systems. {related:}  
  • Ikaros is an open infrastructure for cognitive modelling, including system-level models of the brain. {related:
  • NEST Simulator is neural simulation technology for simulating biologically realistic neuronal networks. {related:
  • Neurobehavioral Systems produces a stimulus delivery and experimental control program for neuroscience, called “Presentation”. {related:
  • neuroConstruct is software for developing biologically realistic 3D neural networks. {related:
  • Neurodatabase Data Server hosts a public neurophysiology database. {related:}
  • NeuroML is an XML model description language for defining and exchanging models based on the biophysical and anatomical properties of neurons. {related:}
  • NEURON is a simulation environment for modeling individual neurons and networks of neurons. {related:
  • PsychoPy is an open source software package, written in Python, for generating experiments for neuroscience and experimental psychology. {related:}
  • PyNN (pronounced ‘pine’ ) is a simulator-independent language for building neuronal network models. {related:}
  • SNNAP (Simulator for Neural Networks and Action Potentials) is a tool for rapid development and simulation of realistic models of single neurons and neural networks. {related:
  • Topographica is a software package for computational modeling of neural maps, funded by the NIMH Human Brain Project. {related:}




See also:

Artificial BrainsBICA (Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures) | Computational Dreaming | HBP (Human Brain Project) 2011 | Robot Brains | Robot Brains 2011