Neural development

General purpose developmental neural simulators are emerging that can handle models ranging from single cell morphological development to network formation. Major examples are listed here.

This is a Java-based simulation tool for modelling the development of large realistic neural networks in a physical 3D environment . Java classes define neuronal morphology and the intra- and extracellular environments. New algorithms for network development can be programmed using these classes.
This simulator also is for modelling the development of large networks of morphologically realistic neurons . Morphogenesis is based on statistical algorithms for directional outgrowth and branching of growth cones.
Topographica is a software package for computational modelling of neural maps. The goal is to help researchers understand brain function at the level of the topographic maps that make up sensory and motor systems.