Community Resources


Computational Neuroscience is predominantly a reflection of the COMP-NEURO mailing list with a few entries from visionlist (rather than a traditional blog).

Neural Ensemble News

Pillow Lab Blog

Planet Neuroscientists is a blog aggregator created by Ankur Sinha.

Roman's Blog


Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience represents a major category within Scholarpedia, the free, curated, peer reviewed encyclopedia written by scholars from all around the world.

Wikipedia includes pages on Computational Neuroscience itself, and the simulation software packages: Brian, GENESIS, NEST, Neuron, among others.




Brian (at Google Groups) is the support group for the Brian neural network simulator.

NetPyNE Q&A Forum NetPyNE is a high-level python interface to NEURON that facilitates the development, parallel simulation and analysis of biological neuronal networks. This Q&A forum enables users and developers to post questions, answers and comments about the tool.

NEURON Forum has as its primary goal to serve as a convenient environment for open discussions about information that is of interest to NEURON users. It will largely replace the old NEURON mailing list.

NeuroScholar System Forums are for developers and users of this neuroscientific knowledge management system. comprises aggregated neuroscience news, podcasts, and a long list of neuroscience topics, including Computational Neuroscience.

Reconstruct Users Group is for users of Reconstruct, a free Windows editor for serial section microscopy.

SNNAP Forum is for users of SNAPP - Simulator for Neural Networks and Action Potentials.

Topographica Forums are for users of the Topographica neural map simulator.

Mailing Lists

CNS : send email to
Official announcements from the Computational Neuroscience Organization about the organization and the annual CNS meeting.

Moderated list for discussion of neurobiological computation and related neuroscience databases, analysis tools and software.

Computational Glioscience : send email to with "subscribe comput-gliosci your_name" as the Subject.
Intended to share items of interest (new results, papers, events, trainings, jobs...) to the computational glioscience community, i.e. researchers implicated in the modelling and simulation of glial cells at large (astrocytes, microglia, oligodendrocytes, Schwann cells...) and their interactions with neurons.

Connectionists A moderated mailing list for discussion of technical issues relating to neural computation, and dissemination of professional announcements.

Cosyne-announce provides official announcements regarding the annual Cosyne meeting.

Genesis-sim-users is the GENESIS Users Group mailing list (replaces the old BABEL list). The group provides free access to a downloadable version of the complete Book of GENESIS and all tutorials from the GENESIS Users Meeting (GUM*02). A more recent set of tutorials from WAMM-BAM*05 has been published in Brains, Minds and Media.

Neuroinfo is a moderated neuroscience discussion list hosted by the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF).

NeuroML list-serve provides several separate lists for various facets of NeuroML development (

NEURON This is the NEURON Users Group mailing list, now used for announcements. For user questions and discussion, see the NEURON Forum (above).

NeuroDebian ( aims to provide a turnkey software platform for nearly all aspects of the neuroscientific research process on Debian and Ubuntu. The project maintains discussion lists for: users, development planning and technical development.

Neuroscholar-announce is a moderated mailing list for public announcements concerning essential developments within the NeuroScholar system.

Open Source Brain has two mailing lists: OSB-Discuss and OSB-Announce.

Steps-users is a SourceForge mailing list for announcements concerning use of STEPS: STochastic Engine for Pathway Simulation.

Topographica-announce is a SourceForge mailing list for announcements concerning development of the Topographica neural map simulator.

XPPAUT Listserve: send email to with "ADD xppaut-l" in body

Mailing List Archives

COMP-NEURO ( 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001b, 2001a, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994 )


Genesis-sim-users Archives (Replaces BABEL; recent archives here without login)

Neuroinfo Archives

Neuron Digest Archives (June 1994 back to December 1986)


INCF Newsletter

Researcher Relationships

Mentoring Family Trees

Publications (cited / cited by)

Social Networks

Facebook includes many individual computational neuroscientists as members, groups for Quantitative Neurobiology, Theoretical Neuroscience, and pages for the Organization for Computational Neurosciences(OCNS) and its annual meetings: CNS2012, CNS2013. CNS2016.

Linkedin has groups for Society for Neuroscience, for Computational Neuroscience, also GENESIS - The General Neural Simulation System.

Twitter is being used to provide brief updates from: CNS2010, CNS2017, CNS2018, GENESIS, Neuroscience Information Framework(NIF), National Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience(NNCN_Germany), (and its annual conference: BernsteinConference, Society for Neuroscience (and its annual conference: SfN10, SfN11, SfN12, SfN13, SfN14, SfN15, SfN16, SfN17, SfN18, SfN19.

YouTube (and other videos)

Cosyne 2018 - YouTube Channel includes selected talks from the 2018 conference.

ELSC Video provides seminars, public lectures and courses from the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

FieldsLive Video Archive holds videos of past Fields lectures, some of which may be of interest, eg: CMM Workshop on Taking Advantage of Theory and Analyses in Neuroscience.

INCF Channel includes presentations from annual INCF Congresses.

Neuromatch Academy includes courses on Computational Neuroscience and Deep Learning.

OCNS Channel includes presentations from CNS*2020.

Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience - Media Archive includes several years of visiting lectures..

Videos from BIRS 2015 Workshop Connecting Network Architecture and Network Computation.

Zhaoping Li has provided video presentations that are good introductions to Ch 3 and Ch 5 of her book on computational vision.

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