This course consists of introductory lectures on different aspects of biochemical models. By following this course, you will learn about the various forms plasticity can take at different levels in the brain, how to model chemical computation in the brain, as well as computationally demanding studies of synaptic plasticity on the molecular level.
A number of programming languages are ubiquitous in modern neuroscience and are key to the competence, freedom, and creativity necessary in neuroscience research. This course offers lectures on the fundamentals of data science and specific neuroinformatic tools used in the investigation of brain data. Attendees of this course will be learn about the programming languages Python, R, and MATLAB, as well as their associated packages and software environments.
This course includes two tutorials on R, a programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, etc.) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible.
This course corresponds to the third session of talks given at INCF's Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023. In this session, the talks revolve around the idea of cross-platform data integration, discussing processes and solutions for rapidly developing an integrated workflow across independent systems for the US BRAIN Initiative Cell Census.
This lectures series provides a comprehensive introduction to neuroinformatics. The course covers topics such as data analysis and neuronal coding databases and ontologies, multiscale modeling, neuroengineering, simulation/computation/workflows, and visualization.
This course corresponds to the first session of talks given at INCF's Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023. The sessions consists of several lectures, focusing on using the principles of FAIR (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability) to inform future directions in neuroscience and neuroinformatics. In particular, these talks deal with the development of knowledge graphs and ontologies.
As models in neuroscience have become increasingly complex, it has become more difficult to share all aspects of models and model analysis, hindering model accessibility and reproducibility. In this session, we will discuss existing resources for promoting FAIR data and models in computational neuroscience, their impact on the field, and remaining barriers.
This module is intended to provide a foundation in energy-based models, and is a part of the Deep Learning Course at NYU's Center for Data Science, a course that covered the latest techniques in deep learning and representation learning, focusing on supervised and unsupervised deep learning, embedding methods, metric learning, convolutional and recurrent nets, with applications to computer vision, natural language understanding, and speech recognition. Prerequisites for this module include: <
Neuroanatomy provides one of the unifying frameworks for neuroscience and thus it is not surprising that it provides the basis for many neuroinformatics tools and approaches. Regardless of whether one is working at the subcellular, cellular or gross anatomical level or whether one is modeling circuitry, molecular pathways or function, at some point, this work will include an anatomical reference.
As research methods and experimental technologies become ever more sophisticated, the amount of health-related data per individual which has become accessible is vast, giving rise to a corresponding need for cross-domain data integration, whole-person modelling, and improved precision medicine. This course provides lessons describing state of the art methods and repositories, as well as a tutorial on computational methods for data integration.
This module covers the concept of associative memories in deep learning. It is a part of the Deep Learning Course at NYU's Center for Data Science. Prerequisites for this module include: Introduction to Deep Learning (module 1 of the course), Parameter Sharing (module 2 of the course),
This couse is the opening module for the University of Toronto's Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics' virtual learning series Solving Problems in Mental Health Using Multi-Scale Computational Neuroscience. Lessons in this course introduce participants to the study of brain disorders, starting from elemental units like genes and neurons, eventually building up to whole-brain modelling and global activity patterns.
This course outlines how versioning code, data, and analysis software is crucially important to rigorous and open neuroscience workflows that maximize reproducibility and minimize errors.Version control systems, code-capable notebooks, and virtualization containers such as Git, Jupyter, and Docker, respectively, have become essential tools in data science.
There is a broad consensus among researchers, publishers, and funding bodies that open sharing of data is needed to address major reproducibility and transparency challenges that currently exist in all scientific disciplines. In addition to potentially increasing the utilization of shared data through re-analysis and integration with other data, data sharing is beneficial for individual researchers through data citation and increased exposure of research.
The Neurodata Without Borders: Neurophysiology project (NWB:N, https://www.nwb.org/) is an effort to standardize the description and storage of neurophysiology data and metadata. NWB enables data sharing and reuse and reduces the energy barrier to applying data analytics both within and across labs. Several laboratories, including the Allen Institute for Brain Science, have wholeheartedly adopted NWB.
The importance of Research Data Management in the conduct of open and reproducible science is better understood and technically supported than ever, and many of the underlying principles apply as much to everyday activities of a single researcher as to large-scale, multi-center open data sharing.
Bayesian inference (using prior knowledge to generate more accurate predictions about future events or outcomes) has become increasingly applied to the fields of neuroscience and neuroinformatics. In this course, participants are taught how Bayesian statistics may be used to build cognitive models of processes like learning or perception. This course also offers theoretical and practical instruction on dynamic causal modeling as applied to fMRI and EEG data.