Toolbox Basics

Getting Started with the Brain Dynamics Toolbox

This is a beginner-level course for anyone who is new to the Brain Dynamics Toolbox toolbox and wants to be up-and-running quickly. It guides you through the process of installing the toolbox and running the example model with a series of short video lectures (about 15 minutes each). You will learn how to run a model in the graphical user interface and visualise the simulation in different display panels. You will also learn how to manipulate the parameters and initial conditions of that model using both the graphical controls and the matlab command window. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to automate a parameter sweep and produce a bifurcation diagram.

Study Time: 2-3 Hours.

Your Instructor

Stewart Heitmann
Stewart Heitmann

Dr Stewart Heitmann is a Computational Scientist at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and Visiting Scientist at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. He is the creator of the Brain Dynamics Toolbox and lives in Sydney, Australia.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Do I need Matlab?
Yes. You will need a basic installation of Matlab R2020a or newer. The toolbox will not work with Octave.

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