The Neural Simulation Language

NSL book

Weitzenfeld, A., Arbib, M.A, Alexander, A., 2002, The Neural Simulation Language: A System for Brain Modeling, MIT Press (ISBN 0-262-73149-5).

The book describes Neural Simulation Language NSL Version 3.0. The aim of the book is to provide a comprehensive description of the NSL software and to present a wide range of neural network models, both technological and biological, that have been implemented in NSL by different authors. The software accompanying the book as well as all models documented in the book can be obtained free of charge at:

The book is divided as follows:

  • Part I – Introduces the reader to NSL modeling capabilities together with tutorials on basic neural network models.
  • Part II – Describes additional NSL based models contributed by different authors.

Table of Contents

Cover, Contents and Preface
1 Introduction
2 Simulation in NSL
3 Modeling in NSL
4 Visual Modeling with SCS
5 Graphical User Interface
6 The NSLM Modeling Language
7 The NSLS Script Language
8 Adaptive Resonance Theory by Tanaka and Weitzenfeld
9 Depth Perception by Weitzenfeld and Arbib
10 Retina by Corbacho and Weitzenfeld
11 Receptive Fields by Moran, Chacón, Andrade and Weitzenfeld
12 The Associative Search Network: Landmark Learning and Hill Climbing by Bota and Guazzelli
13 A Model of Primate Visual-Motor Conditional Learning by Fagg and Weitzenfeld
14 The Modular Design of the Oculomotor System in Monkeys by Dominey, Arbib, and Alexander
15 Crowley-Arbib Saccade Model by Crowley, Oztop, and Mármol
16 A Cerebellar Model of Sensorimotor Adaptation by Spoelstra
17 Learning to Detour by Corbacho and Weitzenfeld
18 Face Recognition by Dynamic Link Matching by Wiskott, von der Malsburg and Weitzenfeld
AI NSLM Methods
AII NSLJ Extensions
AIII NSLC Extensions
AIV NSLJ and NSLC Differences
AV NSLJ and NSLC Installation Instructions