Simulating plasticity in morphologically detailed neural networks with Arbor — Building a new research community
Sandra Diaz | Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Brent Huisman | Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
The Arbor simulator lets users design their neuronal cells and networks in a user friendly way, and because it simulates morphologically detailed cells with arbitrary dynamics, it makes for a interesting new choice in the study of various kinds of plasticity. This workshop is meant to gather researchers and their research questions about plasticity and discover which features are needed from a simulator to answer some of these shared questions. Arbor will be introduced, and some plasticity related studies currently conducted showcased. The attendees are then invited to share and discuss their research questions and distil this in a roadmap that will drive Arbor development in the near future, enabling study of those research questions. We hope the workshop will be the starting point of a plasticity user group around the Arbor simulator, bringing focus to its development and hopefully research questions answered.