Journal of Computational Neuroscience
Journal of Neurophysiology
Journal of Neuroscience
Nature Neuroscience
Society for Neuroscience


Biochemistry - available online.
Biophysics of Computation
Computational Maps in the Visual Cortex
Computational Neuroscience of Vision
Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience
Life Science Dictionary - available online.
Molecular Cell Biology - available online.
Neuroscience - available online.
Spiking Neuron Models
The Whole Brain Atlas
Theoretical Neuroscience


CiteSeer is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeer aims to improve the dissemination and feedback of the scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge. CiteSeer was developed in 1997 at the NEC Research Institute, Princeton, New Jersey, by Steve Lawrence, Lee Giles and Kurt Bollacker. It is now hosted at the Pennsylvania State University's College of Information Sciences and Technology under the direction of Professor Lee Giles. Isaac Councill is the CiteSeer adminstrator and technical director. The CiteSeer model was used to create a similar search engine, SmealSearch, for academic business documents.

DBLP Computer Science Bibliography provides bibliographic information on major computer science journals and proceedings. Initially the server was focused on DataBase systems and Logic Programming (DBLP), now it is gradually being expanded toward other fields of computer science. You may now read "DBLP" as "Digital Bibliography & Library Project". The server indexes more than 870000 articles and contains several thousand links to home pages of computer scientists (April 2007).

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.


General Research Tool

Bibsonomy is a system for sharing bookmarks and lists of literature. When discovering a bookmark or a publication on the web, you can store it on our server. You can add tags to your entry to retrieve it more easily. This is very similar to the bookmarks/favorites that you store within your browser. The advantage of BibSonomy is that you can access your data from whereever you are. Furthermore, you can discover more bookmarks and publications from your friends and other people.

GNU Scientific Library provides a wide range of mathematical routines such as random number generators, special functions and least-squares fitting. There are over 1000 functions in total with an extensive test suite.

Open standards and software for bibliographies and cataloging - With the proliferation of robust and powerful open source software, the Internet, and standardization on XML data formats, there are unprecedented opportunities for the collection and management of information. Given the greatly increased access to information in the Internet era, metadata — in essence, information about information — becomes all the more essential. For scholars and researchers, among the most essential metadata is bibliographic. Being able to reliably store, find, use and communicate bibliographic data is a basic need of academic research. And yet the state of bibliographic software is largely stuck in the 1980s. This list provides a quick overview of the landscape of open-source bibliographic software; both where is has been, but more importantly, where it may yet go. Currently, the emphasis is on the needs of individuals and small groups rather than libraries, but given the growing overlap in the interests of these groups, the list is likely to expand to some extent to cover more library software.

Learning about Neuroscience

Brain Facts and Figures - interesting numbers concerning the brain and nervous system.
Milestones in Neuroscience Research - important dates, names and discoveries in neuroscience research.
Neuroscience for Kids - a resource for students and teachers interested in learning about the brain and nervous system.
Etymology of Neuroanatomical, Neurophysiological and Neuropsychological Terms - a list of the linguistic roots of nervous system structures.


Conical is a cross-platform C++ class library for building simulations common in computational neuroscience. Currently its focus is on compartmental modeling, with capabilities similar to GENESIS and NEURON. Its uniqueness lies in it serving as a back-end simulation engine around which a number of neural modeling applications can be built.

GENESIS is a general purpose simulation platform that was developed to support the simulation of neural systems ranging from subcellular components and biochemical reactions to complex models of single neurons, simulations of large networks, and systems-level models. GENESIS has provided the basis for laboratory courses in neural simulation at Caltech, the Marine Biological Laboratory, the Crete, Trieste, Bangalore, and Obidos short courses in Computational Neuroscience, and at least 49 universities of which we are aware. Most current GENESIS applications involve realistic simulations of biological neural systems. Although the software can also model more abstract networks, other simulators are more suitable for backpropagation and similar connectionist modeling.

Matlab Neural Network Toolbox extends MATLAB with tools for designing, implementing, visualizing, and simulating neural networks. Neural networks are invaluable for applications where formal analysis would be difficult or impossible, such as pattern recognition and nonlinear system identification and control. The Neural Network Toolbox provides comprehensive support for many proven network paradigms, as well as graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that enable you to design and manage your networks. The modular, open, and extensible design of the toolbox simplifies the creation of customized functions and networks.

NEURON at Yale is a simulation environment for modeling individual neurons and networks of neurons. It provides tools for conveniently building, managing, and using models in a way that is numerically sound and computationally efficient. It is particularly well-suited to problems that are closely linked to experimental data, especially those that involve cells with complex anatomical and biophysical properties.

Topographica: Computational modeling of cortical maps is a software package for computational modeling of neural maps, developed by the Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation at the University of Edinburgh and the Neural Networks Research Group at the University of Texas at Austin. The goal is to help researchers understand brain function at the level of the topographic maps that make up sensory and motor systems. Complementing GENESIS and NEURON, Topographica instead focuses on the large-scale structure and function that is visible only when many thousands of such neurons are connected into topographic maps containing millions of connections. Many important phenomena cannot be studied without such large networks, including the two-dimensional organization of visual orientation and motion direction maps, and object segmentation and grouping processes.


CoCoMac (Collations of Connectivity data on the Macaque brain) is our approach to produce a systematic record of the known wiring of the primate brain. The main database contains details of hundreds (400+) of tracing studies in their original descriptions. Further data are continuously added.

Neocortical Microcircuit Database is dedicated to organizing the anatomical, physiological and molecular properties of microcircuit sheet of neurons within the neocortex, a major part of the mammalian brain responsible for information processing capability enabling perception, attention, memory, and higher cognitive functions.


Brain Blog - Anthony Risser's brain and behaviour blog.
Brain Windows - new tools for peering into the brain.
Caltech Neuroscience Candidacy Exams - Christof Koch and other faculty's collection of oral questions.
Neurobot - blog of neuroscience and bioengineering, held in the Laboratory of Animal Physiology, Aristotle University, Greece.
Neurochannels - summaries and discussions of neuroscience texts.
Ryohei's Neuroscience Notes
Synapse Blog - Samuel Wang's blog, Princeton.
The Neurocritic - deconstructing sensationalistic recent findings in human brain imaging, cognitive neuroscience, and psychopharmacology.
Beyond Belief : Science, Religion, Reason & Survival - A set of recordings of seminars held on various topics relating to the title topics, including many speakers with a neuroscience background. Both the audience and the speakers are well known in the academic community. Makes for fun and informative viewing, flash required.

Computational Neuroscience

Computational Neuroscience at Martinos Center, Harvard University
Computational Neuroscience at Mind/Brain Institute, JHU
Computational Neuroscience Group, KCL
Computational Neurobiology, Salk Institute
Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Universitat Gottingen
Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego
Cambridge Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
Rolls Lab, University of Oxford
Computational Neuroscience at PennBrain, University of Pennsylvania
Centre for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience, University of Plymouth
Centre for Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, University of Stirling
Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics, University of Sussex

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