The Virtual Brain

46 EduCases for The Virtual Brain.

Learning by doing.

For over 20 years, bright minds and ambitious projects have attempted to emulate the human brain across various scales of organization. Despite impressive efforts to bring in the latest and greatest computing power of massively parallel hardware, success hasn’t yielded practical applications yet.

To get practicality sooner, The Virtual Brain takes a network approach on the largest scale: By manipulating network parameters, in particular the brain’s connectivity, The Virtual Brain simulates its behavior as it is commonly observed in clinical scanners (e.g. EEG, MEG, fMRI).

Though The Virtual Brain incorporates the complex world of neuro-chemistry only to a small degree, it gains a lot by not becoming as complex as the brain itself.

Instead, The Virtual Brain embraces and extends novel concepts from computational, cognitive and clinical neuroscience in order to drastically reduce the model's complexity while still keeping it sufficiently realistic – and delivering the same output as clinical brain-scanners.

Past events

New developments

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    TVB-EBRAINS Integrated Workflows - 4th Virtual Workshop

    March 1

    TVB-EBRAINS Integrated Workflows - 4th Virtual Workshop will be held on March 12th at 9am to 15:00 CET.

    The purpose of this workshop series is to discuss interfaces and workflows of The Virtual Brain (TVB) in the EU Flagship’s Research Infrastructure EBRAINS.

    To register please use the form below.

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  • BIDS Extension Proposal: Computational Model Specifications - Contributions Welcome!

    February 16

    Brain Imaging Data Structure [BIDS] is a community effort to define standards in data / metadata. Please contribute to this proposal which extends the original specification to further integrate different kinds of data, such as imaging methods we use for brain visualisation and simulation.

    You can find the draft document here, and all are welcome to add suggestions to this draft: [BIDS extensi

  • 5th HBP Student Conference on Interdisciplinary Brain Research

    January 18

    We are pleased to announce the 5th HBP Student Conference on Interdisciplinary Brain Research.

    Don't miss the keynote lecture by Petra Ritter on February 1st and the Virtual Brain Cloud Workshop on February 2nd.

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    TVB EduPack offers video lectures with step-by-step instructions for using The Virtual Brain

    January 12

    For several years, a growing number of video lectures on using The Virtual Brain software have been posted on various websites and YouTube playlists. We've collected the best ones, added annotations, linked them with publications and notebooks and bundled them all into the TVB EduPack!

    Our new NewsWire section starts with [46 hand-picked TVB EduCases](/tvb/zwei/newswire-educase "Visit

  • New Alpha Release: TVB version 2.1a1

    January 5

    The Virtual Brain is gearing up towards a big new release in summer 2021! Core parts of the software have been completely rewritten to enable easier usage for scripting users, make room for exciting new features and be much, much faster!

    Today we're offering an Alpha release of TVB 2.1a1 for direct download & testing:

    • [Download for Windows](https://www.thevirtualbrain.org/tvb/bin/
  • Register for our Online Course running from Dec 2020 to Feb 2021 - “Personalized Multi-scale Brain Simulation”

    November 20

    For registration to this course please contact petra.ritter at charite.de

    Course Content

    This course provides basic knowledge on personalized brain network modeling and will include both lectures and tutorials. The course will include 120 hours of work, including both contact hours and individual study. Required interdisciplinary methods will be introduced. A focus will be se