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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    BIG new release: The Virtual Brain version 2.2

    April 1

    Our scientists and developers are very proud to announce the next generation of The Virtual Brain: version 2.2! Many core parts of the software have been rewritten to make it faster, cleaner, shorter, much more powerful and just overall nicer!

    First thing: upgrade existing installations from v1.5.8

    TVB 2.2 has a new storage architecture underneath. Your data will be migrated automatic

  • McGill Summer School: The Virtual Brain lecture and workshop

    March 23

    Learn to use The Virtual Brain: Lectures with subsequent hands on session at the McGill Summer School in Nonlinear Dynamics for the Life Sciences with Applications to Neuroscience and Psychology.

    Registration is open!

    Find out more here

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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