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The Virtual Brain is an open-source, multi-scale, multi-modal brain simulation platform. In this lesson, you get introduced to brain simulation in general and to The Virtual brain in particular. Prof. Ritter will present the newest approaches for clinical applications of The Virtual brain - that is, for stroke, epilepsy, brain tumors and Alzheimer’s disease - and show how brain simulation can improve diagnostics, therapy and understanding of neurological disease.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:35:08
Speaker: : Petra Ritter

The concept of neural masses, an application of mean field theory, is introduced as a possible surrogate for electrophysiological signals in brain simulation. The mathematics of neural mass models and their integration to a coupled network are explained. Bifurcation analysis is presented as an important technique in the understanding of non-linear systems and as a fundamental method in the design of brain simulations. Finally, the application of the described mathematics is demonstrated in the exploration of brain stimulation regimes.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:49:24
Speaker: : Andreas Spiegler

The simulation of the virtual epileptic patient is presented as an example of advanced brain simulation as a translational approach to deliver improved results in clinics. The fundamentals of epilepsy are explained. On this basis, the concept of epilepsy simulation is developed. By using an iPython notebook, the detailed process of this approach is explained step by step. In the end, you are able to perform simple epilepsy simulations your own.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:28:53
Speaker: : Julie Courtiol

The practical usage of The Virtual brain in its graphical user interface and via python scripts is introduced. In the graphical user interface, you are guided through its data repository, simulator, phase plane exploration tool, connectivity editor, stimulus generator and the provided analyses. The implemented iPython notebooks of TVB are presented, and since they are public, can be used for further exploration of The Virtual brain.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:12:24
Speaker: : Paul Triebkorn

A brief overview of the Python programming language, with an emphasis on tools relevant to data scientists. This lecture was part of the 2018 Neurohackademy, a 2-week hands-on summer institute in neuroimaging and data science held at the University of Washington eScience Institute.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:16:36
Speaker: : Tal Yarkoni
Course:

Colt Steele provides a comprehensive introduction to the command line and 50 popular Linux commands.  This is a long course (nearly 5 hours) but well worth it if you are going to spend a good part of your career working from a terminal, which is likely if you are interested in flexibility, power, and reproducibility in neuroscience research.

 

This lesson is courtesy of freeCodeCamp.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 05:00:16
Speaker: :

Lecture on functional brain parcellations and a set of tutorials on bootstrap agregation of stable clusters (BASC) for fMRI brain parcellation which were part of the 2019 Neurohackademy, a 2-week hands-on summer institute in neuroimaging and data science held at the University of Washington eScience Institute.

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

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

Overview of the content for Day 1 of this course.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 00:01:59
Speaker: : Tristan Shuman

Overview of Day 2 of this course.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 00:03:28
Speaker: : Tristan Shuman

Best practices: the tips and tricks on how to get your Miniscope to work and how to get your experiments off the ground.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 00:53:34

"Faster & more sensitive imaging with the MiniFAST" was presented by Caleb Kemere at the 2021 Virtual Miniscope Workshop as part of a series of talks by leading Miniscope users and developers.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 00:24:03

"Balancing size & function in compact miniscopes" was presented by Tycho Hoogland at the 2021 Virtual Miniscope Workshop as part of a series of talks by leading Miniscope users and developers.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 00:21:51

"Computational imaging for miniature miniscopes" was presented by Laura Waller at the 2021 Virtual Miniscope Workshop as part of a series of talks by leading Miniscope users and developers.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 00:17:56

"Online 1-photon vs 2-photon calcium imaging data analysis: Current developments and future plans" was presented by Andrea Giovannucci at the 2021 Virtual Miniscope Workshop as part of a series of talks by leading Miniscope users and developers.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 00:21:06

"Ensemble fluidity supports memory flexibility during spatial reversal" was presented by William Mau at the 2021 Virtual Miniscope Workshop as part of a series of talks by leading Miniscope users and developers.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 00:19:43

How to start processing the raw imaging data generated with a Miniscope, including developing a usable pipeline and demoing the Minion pipeline

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 00:57:26

The direction of miniature microscopes, including both MetaCell and other groups.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 00:49:16

Overview of the content for Day 2 of this course.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 00:11:01
Speaker: : Tristan Shuman

Summary and closing remarks for this three-day course.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 00:04:56
Speaker: : Stephen Larson