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Much like neuroinformatics, data science uses techniques from computational science to derive meaningful results from large complex datasets. In this session, we will explore the relationship between neuroinformatics and data science, by emphasizing a range of data science approaches and activities, ranging from the development and application of statistical methods, through the establishment of communities and platforms, and through the implementation of open-source software tools. Rather than rigid distinctions, in the data science of neuroinformatics, these activities and approaches intersect and interact in dynamic ways. Together with a panel of cutting-edge neuro-data-scientist speakers, we will explore these dynamics

 

This lecture covers self-supervision as it relates to neural data tasks and the Mine Your Own vieW (MYOW) approach.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 25:50
Speaker: : Eva Dyer

As a part of NeuroHackademy 2020, Elizabeth DuPre gives a lecture on "Nilearn", a python package that provides flexible statistical and machine-learning tools for brain volumes by leveraging the scikit-learn Python toolbox for multivariate statistics.  This includes predictive modelling, classification, decoding, and connectivity analysis.

 

This video is courtesy of the University of Washington eScience Institute.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 01:49:18
Speaker: : Elizabeth DuPre

Estefany Suárez provides a conceptual overview of the rudiments of machine learning, including its bases in traditional statistics and the types of questions it might be applied to.

 

The lesson was presented in the context of the BrainHack School 2020.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 01:22:18
Speaker: :

Jake Vogel gives a hands-on, Jupyter-notebook-based tutorial to apply machine learning in Python to brain-imaging data.

 

The lesson was presented in the context of the BrainHack School 2020.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 02:13:53
Speaker: :

Gael Varoquaux presents some advanced machine learning algorithms for neuroimaging, while addressing some real-world considerations related to data size and type.

 

The lesson was presented in the context of the BrainHack School 2020.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 01:17:14
Speaker: :

This lesson from freeCodeCamp introduces Scikit-learn, the most widely used machine learning Python library.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 02:09:22
Speaker: :

Dr. Guangyu Robert Yang describes how Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) trained with machine learning techniques on cognitive tasks have become a widely accepted tool for neuroscientists. In comparison to traditional computational models in neuroscience, RNNs can offer substantial advantages at explaining complex behavior and neural activity patterns. Their use allows rapid generation of mechanistic hypotheses for cognitive computations. RNNs further provide a natural way to flexibly combine bottom-up biological knowledge with top-down computational goals into network models. However, early works of this approach are faced with fundamental challenges. In this talk, Dr. Guangyu Robert Yang discusses some of these challenges, and several recent steps that we took to partly address them and to build next-generation RNN models for cognitive neuroscience.​

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 00:51:12
Speaker: :

This lecture covers structured data, databases, federating neuroscience-relevant databases, ontologies. 

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

Since their introduction in 2016, the FAIR data principles have gained increasing recognition and adoption in global neuroscience.  FAIR defines a set of high-level principles and practices for making digital objects, including data, software, and workflows, Findable, Accessible,  Interoperable, and Reusable.  But FAIR is not a specification;  it leaves many of the specifics up to individual scientific disciplines to define.  INCF has been leading the way in promoting, defining, and implementing FAIR data practices for neuroscience.  We have been bringing together researchers, infrastructure providers, industry, and publishers through our programs and networks.  In this session, we will hear some perspectives on FAIR neuroscience from some of these stakeholders who have been working to develop and use FAIR tools for neuroscience.  We will engage in a discussion on questions such as:  how is neuroscience doing with respect to FAIR?  What have been the successes?  What is currently very difficult? Where does neuroscience need to go?

 

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

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

This lecture covers describing and characterizing an input-output relationship.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:35:33

Part 1 of 2 of a tutorial on statistical models for neural data

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:45:48
Speaker: : Jonathan Pillow

Part 2 of 2 of a tutorial on statistical models for neural data.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:50:31
Speaker: : Jonathan Pillow

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

Ion channels and the movement of ions across the cell membrane.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 25:51
Speaker: : Carl Petersen

This lecture will highlight our current understanding and recent developments in the field of neurodegenerative disease research, as well as the future of diagnostics and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 39:05
Speaker: : Nir Giladi

2nd part of the lecture. This lecture will highlight our current understanding and recent developments in the field of neurodegenerative disease research, as well as the future of diagnostics and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 45:27
Speaker: : Nir Giladi

This lecture focuses on how the immune system can target and attack the nervous system to produce autoimmune responses that may result in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis and lupus cerebritis manifested by motor, sensory, and cognitive impairments. Despite the fact that the brain is an immune-privileged site, autoreactive lymphocytes producing proinflammatory cytokines can cause active brain inflammation, leading to myelin and axonal loss.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 37:36
Speaker: : Anat Achiron

Most psychiatric disorders (most notably dependence syndromes, depression, psychosis, and autism) are characterized by impaired social interaction, with many patients preferring a drug of abuse. This lecture focuses on the latest research on the neural basis of normal and impaired social interaction.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 41:56
Speaker: : Gerald Zernig

This lecture will provide an overview of neuroimaging techniques and their clinical applications.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 45:29
Speaker: : Dafna Ben Bashat