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Hierarchical Event Descriptors (HED) fill a major gap in the neuroinformatics standards toolkit, namely the specification of the nature(s) of events and time-limited conditions recorded as having occurred during time series recordings (EEG, MEG, iEEG, fMRI, etc.). Here, the HED Working Group presents an online INCF workshop on the need for, structure of, tools for, and use of HED annotation to prepare neuroimaging time series data for storing, sharing, and advanced analysis. 

     

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 03:37:42
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    This talk gives a brief overview of current efforts to collect and share the Brain Reference Architecture (BRA) data involved in the construction of a whole-brain architecture that assigns functions to major brain organs. 

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 4:02

    This brief talk discusses the idea that music, as a naturalistic stimulus, offers a window into higher cognition and various levels of neural architecture.    

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 4:04
    Speaker: : Sarah Faber

    In this short talk you will learn about The Neural System Laboratory, which aims to develop and implement new technologies for analysis of brain architecture, connectivity, and brain-wide gene and molecular level organization.

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 8:38
    Speaker: : Trygve Leergard

    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
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    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 talk describes the NIH-funded SPARC Data Structure, and how this project navigates ontology development while keeping in mind the FAIR science principles. 

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 25:44
    Speaker: : Fahim Imam
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    This lecture covers structured data, databases, federating neuroscience-relevant databases, and ontologies. 

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 1:30:45
    Speaker: : Maryann Martone

    This lecture covers FAIR atlases, including their background and construction, as well as how they can be created in line with the FAIR principles.

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 14:24
    Speaker: : Heidi Kleven

    This lecture covers the history of behaviorism and the ultimate challenge to behaviorism. 

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 1:19:08

    This lecture covers various learning theories.

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 1:00:42

    How does the brain learn? This lecture discusses the roles of development and adult plasticity in shaping functional connectivity.

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 1:08:45
    Speaker: : Clay Reid

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

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

    From the retina to the superior colliculus, the lateral geniculate nucleus into primary visual cortex and beyond, this lecture gives a tour of the mammalian visual system highlighting the Nobel-prize winning discoveries of Hubel & Wiesel.

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 56:31
    Speaker: : Clay Reid

    From Universal Turing Machines to McCulloch-Pitts and Hopfield associative memory networks, this lecture explains what is meant by computation.

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 55:27
    Speaker: : Christof Koch

    In an overview of the structure of the mammalian neocortex, this lecture explains how the mammalian cortex is organized in a hierarchy, describing the columnar principle and canonical microcircuits.

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 1:02:02
    Speaker: : Clay Reid

    The retina has 60 different types of neurons. What are their functions? This lecture explores the definition of cell types and their functions in the mammalian retina.

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 1:07:19
    Speaker: : Christof Koch

    Optical imaging offers a look inside the working brain. This lecture takes a look at orientation and ocular dominance columns in the visual cortex, and shows how they can be viewed with calcium imaging.

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 26:17
    Speaker: : Clay Reid

    Functional imaging has led to the discovery of a plethora of visual cortical regions. This lecture introduces functional imaging techniques and their teachings about the visual cortex.

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 1:07:03
    Speaker: : Clay Reid

    This lecture explains these ideas and explores the task of characterizing neuronal response properties using information theory.

    Difficulty level: Beginner
    Duration: 1:01:18
    Speaker: : Christof Koch