Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience

Living Edition
| Editors: Dieter Jaeger, Ranu Jung


  • Sharon Crook
  • Padraig Gleeson
  • Robert Cannon
  • Michael Vella
  • Angus Silver
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7320-6_96-1


NeuroML (Goddard et al. 2001; Crook et al. 2007; Gleeson et al. 2010) is an international, collaborative initiative to develop a declarative language for describing detailed models of neurons, neuronal networks, and neural systems.

Detailed Description

Computational modeling is an important tool in the study of the complexity of neural dynamics. However, existing simulation environments, tools for neuroanatomical analysis, and data analysis tools use a variety of data formats, making it difficult to exchange models or reproduce computational studies. The NeuroML project was initiated to address these issues. As outlined on the website at http://www.neuroml.org, the main aims of the NeuroML initiative are:
  1. 1.

    To create the specifications that define an XML language for describing the biophysical properties, anatomy, and network architecture of neuronal systems at multiple spatial scales

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    To provide greater transparency and accessibility of models, facilitating the...


Neuron Model Neuronal Morphology Spike Neuron Model Synapse Model Passive Membrane Property 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sharon Crook
    • 1
  • Padraig Gleeson
    • 2
  • Robert Cannon
    • 3
  • Michael Vella
    • 4
  • Angus Silver
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences & School of Life SciencesArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and PharmacologyUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Textensor LimitedEdinburghUK
  4. 4.Department of Physiology, Development and NeuroscienceUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUSA