Published September 15, 2021 | Version 3.1
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NEST 3.1

  • 1. Simulation Lab Neuroscience, Institute for Advanced Simulation, JARA, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • 2. Bernstein Center Freiburg, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
  • 3. Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6), Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS-6), JARA BRAIN Institute I, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • 4. Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway
  • 5. University of Sao Paulo: Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, Brasil
  • 6. Institute for Neural Computation, University of Pavia, Italy
  • 7. RIKEN Center for Computational Science and the STAIR laboratory at Chiba Tech University, Japan


NEST is a simulator for spiking neural network models that focuses on the dynamics, size and structure of neural systems rather than on the exact morphology of individual neurons. For further information, visit

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