VND is a neuronal visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing SONATA format neural models using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting. VND supports computers running Linux, is distributed free of charge, and includes source code.
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Model of Mouse V1 with a Neuropixels Probe. This rendering of a model of mouse primary visual cortex with a Neuropixels probe was created using a new tool, VND (Visual Neuronal Dynamics). By B. Isralewitz, J. Stone, M. Spivak, K. Dai, J. Siegle, E. Tajkhorshid, and A. Arkhipov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Allen Instititute
2nd Place Prize, "Show us your brains" photo/video contest
Model of Mouse V1 with a Neuropixels Probe


SONATA neuronal network data format (Allen Institute)
BMTK - Brain Modeling Toolkit (Allen Institute)
Mouse Primary Visual Cortex Model V1 (Allen Institute)
How to cite VND


Download (all versions)
License, Copyright and Disclaimer

Documentation and Support

User and installation guides
Open for neuroscience tutorials: Tools for Modeling
BMTK Tutorial (Allen Institute)

News and Announcements

NIH Director's Blog Highlights VND
VND image wins 2nd place prize, annual NIH BRAIN initiative "Show us your brains" contest
Brain Modeling ToolKit: An open source software suite for multiscale modeling of brain circuits, PLOS Comp. Bio.

Example VND Test Data Sets

Mouse Primary Visual Cortex V1 VND Example


Examples of selection "halo" effect


VND Source Code Access (VMD CVS repo)