New installment of this series of articles where I will show a software not so well known to publicize new possibilities that are not talked about so much in the media and are somewhat more hidden. In this case it is neuronify, a powerful educational tool aimed at learning about the behavior of neural networks like the ones in your brain, and how changes in individual cells lead to changes in behavior.
This app is available in several software centers of certain distros to install it with a single click in a simple way. In addition, you can also download it from your Official site. But you should know that the PC is not the only platform for which it is available, but that you can also use it on mobile devices, since it is available on Google Play for your Android operating system and also for iOS.
Neuronify allows you to build and explore neural networks, simply by dragging and pasting neurons to interconnect them and use on-screen measurement systems. Also, it comes with several simulations ready for you to use as an example. An interesting tool for studying simulation-based neuroscience. Undoubtedly something very positive for students and fans who want to learn about this subject.
You should know that it is based on a neuron model of integration and activation. That is the simplest neural network model out there. This means that it focuses on the timing of the spikes of a neuron and ignores the details of the dynamics of the action potential. Those neurons are modeled with very simple RC circuits, and when the membrane potential is above a certain threshold, a little is generated and the voltage resets its resting potential. That spike sends signals to other neurons through its synapse.