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This lesson gives an introduction to high-performance computing with the Compute Canada network, first providing an overview of use cases for HPC and then a hands-on tutorial. Though some examples might seem specific to the Calcul Québec, all computing clusters in the Compute Canada network share the same software modules and environments.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 02:49:34

This talk presents an overview of CBRAIN, a web-based platform that allows neuroscientists to perform computationally intensive data analyses by connecting them to high-performance computing facilities across Canada and around the world.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 56:07
Speaker: : Shawn Brown

In this tutorial on simulating whole-brain activity using Python, participants can follow along using corresponding code and repositories, learning the basics of neural oscillatory dynamics, evoked responses and EEG signals, ultimately leading to the design of a network model of whole-brain anatomical connectivity. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:16:10
Speaker: : John Griffiths

This lecture and tutorial focuses on measuring human functional brain networks, as well as how to account for inherent variability within those networks. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 50:44
Speaker: : Caterina Gratton

This lecture presents an overview of functional brain parcellations, as well as a set of tutorials on bootstrap agregation of stable clusters (BASC) for fMRI brain parcellation.

Difficulty level: Advanced
Duration: 50:28
Speaker: : Pierre Bellec

Neuronify is an educational tool meant to create intuition for how neurons and neural networks behave. You can use it to combine neurons with different connections, just like the ones we have in our brain, and explore how changes on single cells lead to behavioral changes in important networks. Neuronify is based on an integrate-and-fire model of neurons. This is one of the simplest models of neurons that exist. It focuses on the spike timing of a neuron and ignores the details of the action potential dynamics. These neurons are modeled as simple RC circuits. When the membrane potential is above a certain threshold, a spike is generated and the voltage is reset to its resting potential. This spike then signals other neurons through its synapses.

Neuronify aims to provide a low entry point to simulation-based neuroscience.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 01:25
Speaker: : Neuronify

This lesson provides a tutorial on how to handle writing very large data in MatNWB. 

Difficulty level: Advanced
Duration: 16:18
Speaker: : Ben Dichter

This lesson provides an overview of the CaImAn package, as well as a demonstration of usage with NWB.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 44:37

This lesson gives an overview of the SpikeInterface package, including demonstration of data loading, preprocessing, spike sorting, and comparison of spike sorters.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:10:28
Speaker: : Alessio Buccino

In this lesson, users will learn about the NWBWidgets package, including coverage of different data types, and information for building custom widgets within this framework.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 47:15
Speaker: : Ben Dichter

This lecture provides an introduction to the study of eye-tracking in humans. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 34:05
Speaker: : Ulrich Ettinger