Platform for computational

Main Topics

1/ Computational Models

Computational models are mathematical or algorithmic representations of real-world systems. They simulate and predict system behavior, allowing researchers to study complex phenomena, optimize processes, and make informed decisions.

  •   Cellular models
  •   Neural networks and brain circuits
  •   Population models
  •   Whole-brain models 

2/ Brain Signals

Brain signals in physics refer to the electrical activity generated by neurons in the brain. Physicists analyze these signals to understand how the brain processes information and investigate cognitive functions. Techniques such as EEG and fMRI are used to measure and study brain signals, providing insights into brain disorders and treatments. Neurophysics combines physics, neuroscience, and signal processing to explore the complexities of the brain.

  • Analysis and modeling

3/ Tools for Modeling

Common tools for modeling in physics include MATLAB, Python (with libraries like NumPy and SciPy), COMSOL Multiphysics, ANSYS, Wolfram Mathematica, OpenFOAM, and Simulink. These tools provide functionalities for numerical computations, simulations, and data visualization, catering to various physics modeling needs.

4/ Neuronal Music

Neuronal music in physics involves using physics principles and techniques to study how the brain processes and responds to music. It utilizes neuroimaging methods like fMRI, EEG, and MEG to measure brain activity during musical experiences. By analyzing brain signals, physicists aim to understand the neural mechanisms underlying music perception and its effects on cognition and emotions.


The European Institute for Theoretical Neuroscience (EITN), an incubator of ideas in the HBP.

The workshops and visitor program, two main activities of the EITN, contribute to confront the ideas developed in the HBP with the international scientific community. The EITN not only broadcasts ideas and brain theories developed in the project, but also gathers new ideas from the intense interactions taking place during the workshops.


Computational Neuroscience

Neuro Informatics


Program codes for simulating models → click here
Morphological data →
Tools for modeling →