Brain Dynamics Toolbox

simulating dynamical systems in neuroscience

The Brain Dynamics Toolbox is an open toolbox for simulating dynamical systems in neuroscience. It is for researchers and students who wish to explore mathematical models of brain function in Matlab. It provides a graphical platform for interactive simulation and command-line tools for running simulations in scripts.

Differential Equations

The toolbox solves initial-value problems in systems of Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs), Delay Differential Equations (DDEs) and Stochastic Differential Equations (SDEs). Each can be extended to a Partial Differential Equation (PDE) using the method of lines.

Combinatorial Power

The hub-and-spoke architecture allows any combination of display panels and numerical solvers to be applied to any model with no additional programming effort.

Programmable Controls

The graphical controls can be manipulated from the command window as workspace variables.

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First Prize Winner, Dynamical Systems 2018 Software Contest
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Postdoc / Junior Faculty Category

"A fantastic (and open) resource for all interested in simulating dynamical systems in neuroscience"
Prof Olaf Sporns, Co-director of the Indiana University Network Science Institute.

"This easy-to-use toolbox has greatly enhanced the modelling work we do in our lab and I highly recommend it"
Prof Alex Fornito, Co-director of the Brain & Mental Health Research Hub, Monash University.

"An intuitive and insightful platform for modelling any dynamical system"
Dr Darragh Walsh, Postdoctoral Researcher at DCU Insight.