Getting Virtual Neurons Running on Your Device

Virtual Neurons is available as an in-browser app as well as a stand-alone application. It is written using Adobe Flash, which is no longer supported by all browsers. Depending on the type of device you have, you may have more luck downloading and running the stand-alone application. Below are recommendations on how to get the program running on various devices.

PC (Windows)

Recommended browser: Chrome. Chrome may ask you to enable Flash, but after that it should work without problems.
Stand-alone application: If you would like to install the stand-alone app, download VirtualNeurons3.exe from our site, then open the downloaded file to install the application.

Mac

Recommended browser: Chrome. Chrome may ask you to enable Flash, but after that it should work without problems.
Stand-alone application: If you would like to install the stand-alone app, download VirtualNeurons3.air from our site, then open the downloaded file to install the application. The Mac version of the program uses Adobe Air — in our tests it was installed automatically. You can visit the Adobe Air download page if you need to install it manually.

Android

Recommended browser: Puffin. Neither Chrome nor Firefox support flash on Android devices, but there are some browsers that still do. We have had success with Puffin.
Stand-alone application: If you would like to install the stand-alone app, download VirtualNeurons3.apk from our site, then open the downloaded file to install the application.

IOS (iPhone/iPad)

Recommended browser: Puffin. Neither Chrome nor Safari support flash on IOS devices, but there are some browsers that still do. We have had success with Puffin.
Stand-alone application: If you would like to install the stand-alone app, download and install the application from iTunes.

Further help / feedback

We would like to keep this page up to date. If you find any of this information to be in error, or if you have suggestions or questions, please contact us at brainu@umn.edu