The Simulation Viewer previews the simulation of a single model and a composite model. A composite model refers to a model that consists of two or more models connected to one another. The simulation viewer presents the user with customizable key model parameters, whether simulating a single model or a composite model. Once the model is customized, it can be run (on oSPARC), and a few relevant parameters can be plotted.
There are two ways to navigate the Simulation Viewer:
- Go to the Maps tab -> Open the Sidebar drawer button -> Enter some keywords in the Search field -> Click on the Search button.
- Go to the Maps tab -> Open the Sidebar drawer button -> Click on the Apply Filters drop-down menu -> Go to the Datasets option-> Select the Simulations option.
From there, select the model you want to explore and click the View simulation button.
Depending on which model is selected (a single model or a composite model), different input parameter options appear on the left side of the simulation window.
For a single model, you will be able to control the simulation mode and the simulation level. This done, click the Run simulation button to view the results of the simulation (a time series of the membrane potential) in the plot area on the right. You can interact with the plot through the tools shown in the bottom right corner of the plot area: zoom in (+), zoom out (-), reset, and view a data point’s values by hovering the cursor over the plot.
For the composite model, you can set the spike frequency, the spike number, and the spike amplitude. This done, click the Run simulation button to view the results of the simulation (a time series of the spike amplitude and of the membrane potential) in the plot area on the right.
To view the simulation with additional parameters, click on the Go to oSPARC button, and to view the details of the dataset, click the View dataset button.