The Brain Scaffold Builder#

The BSB is a black box component framework for multiparadigm neural modelling: we provide structure, architecture and organization, and you provide the use-case specific parts of your model. In our framework, your model is described in a code-free configuration of components with parameters. The framework executes a (transparently parallelized) workflow, and calls upon your black box components (we don’t know what you’re going to put inside of them) to fulfill their role.

For the framework to reliably use components, and make them work together in a complex workflow, it asks a fixed set of questions per component type: e.g. a connection component will be asked how to connect cells. These contracts of cooperation between you and the framework are called interfaces.

This way, by implementing our component interfaces and using them from a central configuration, most models end up being code-free, well-parametrized, self-contained, human-readable, multi-scale models!

(PS: If we missed any hyped-up hyphenated adjectives, let us know! ❤️)

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Get started with your first project!


Learn how to write your own components to e.g. place or connect cells.


Learn how to simulate your network models


View examples explained step by step


Learn to package your code for others to use!


Help out the project by contributing code.

Cell types