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Extracellular spiking

Difficulty level

The goal of this module is to work with action potential data taken from a publicly available database. You will learn about spike counts, orientation tuning, and spatial maps. The MATLAB code introduces data types, for-loops and vectorizations, indexing, and data visualization.

Topics covered in this lesson

Neuroscience topics covered:

  • Action potentials and spike counts
  • Orientation tuning curves in visual cortex
  • Spatial maps of firing rates

MATLAB topics covered:

  • Data types (structures and cells)
  • Embedded for-loops and vectorization
  • Logical indexing

Basic familiarity with MATLAB programming.

Technology requirement
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