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.
This lesson continues with the second workshop on reproducible science, focusing on additional open source tools for researchers and data scientists, such as the R programming language for data science, as well as associated tools like RStudio and R Markdown. Additionally, users are introduced to Python and iPython notebooks, Google Colab, and are given hands-on tutorials on how to create a Binder environment, as well as various containers in Docker and Singularity.
This tutorial is part 1 of 2. It aims to provide viewers with an understanding of the fundamentals of R tool. Note: parts 1 and 2 of this tutorial are part of the same YouTube video; part 1 ends at 17:42.
In this lesson, users can follow along as a spaghetti script written in MATLAB is turned into understandable and reusable code living happily in a powerful GitHub repository.
This lesson covers Python applications to data analysis, demonstrating why it has become ubiquitous in data science and neuroscience. The lesson was given in the context of the BrainHack School 2020.