Published January 21, 2022 | Version 3.2
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NEST 3.2

  • 1. Institute for Neural Computation, University of Pavia, Italy
  • 2. Simulation Lab Neuroscience, Institute for Advanced Simulation, JARA, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • 3. Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6), Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS-6), JARA BRAIN Institute I, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • 4. Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, Faculty IV, University of Trier, Germany
  • 5. Faculty of Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway
  • 6. University of Sao Paulo: Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, Brasil


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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