Compartmental model

NEST Simulator is actually a simulation tool of point-neurons but it also provides a model cm_default which is a neurons with compartments. Here, the guide shows the steps to create a simple neuron with compartments.

Step by step guide


First import cm_default from GitHub and create a node with cm_default. Then open node selection popup, add compartments (plus) and select compartment parameters to modify. Add receptors (plus) in each compartment and select receptor parameters to modify.

Click on the chips (soma 1, dendrite 1, …) of a compartment to see its content.


You can modify the values in each compartment and and its receptors.


Use multimeter to record events from various compartments.