This repository contains python exercises accompanying the book Neuronal Dynamics by Wulfram Gerstner, Werner M. Kistler, Richard Naud and Liam Paninski. References to relevant chapters will be added in the Teaching Materials section of the book homepage.


See the setup instructions for details on how to install the python classes needed for the exercises.

Every exercise comes with instructions and a demo function to get started. We recommend to create one jupyter notebook per exercise.


The following requirements should be met:

  • Either Python 2.7 or 3.4
  • Brian2 Simulator 2.0b4
  • Numpy
  • Matplotlib
  • Scipy (only required in some exercises)

If you are not using anaconda/miniconda, you can install all requirements by running:

pip install -r requirements.txt


  • You can download, use and modify the software we provide here. It has been tested but it can still contain errors.
  • The content of this site can change at any moment. We may change, add or remove code/exercises without notification.

Bug reports

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