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The Virtual Brain (TVB) is an open-source, multi-scale, multi-modal brain simulation platform. In this lesson, you get introduced to brain simulation in general and to TVB in particular. This lesson also presents the newest approaches for clinical applications of TVB - 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

This lesson explains the mathematics of neural mass models and their integration to a coupled network. You will also learn about bifurcation analysis, an important technique in the understanding of non-linear systems and as a fundamental method in the design of brain simulations. Lastly, 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

In this lesson, the simulation of a virtual epileptic patient is presented as an example of advanced brain simulation as a translational approach to deliver improved clinical results. You will learn about the fundamentals of epilepsy, as well as the concepts underlying epilepsy simulation. 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

This lecture presents the Graphical (GUI) and Command Line (CLI) User Interface of TVB. Alongside with the speakers, explore and interact with all means necessary to generate, manipulate and visualize connectivity and network dynamics.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:02:16

This lecture briefly introduces The Virtual Brain (TVB), a multi-scale, multi-modal neuroinformatics platform for full brain network simulations using biologically realistic connectivity, as well as its potential neuroscience applications (e.g., epilepsy cases).

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 8:53
Speaker: : Petra Ritter

This lecture introduces the theoretical background and foundations that led to the development of TVB, its architecture, and features of its major software components.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 46:50
Speaker: : Randy McIntosh

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use TVB-NEST toolbox on your local computer.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 2:16

This tutorial provides instruction on how to perform multi-scale simulation of Alzheimer's disease on The Virtual Brain Simulation Platform.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 29:08

This lecture provides an overview of successful open-access projects aimed at describing complex neuroscientific models, and makes a case for expanded use of resources in support of reproducibility and validation of models against experimental data.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:00:39
Speaker: : Sharon Crook

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

This lecture provides an introduction to reproducibility issues within the fields of neuroimaging and fMRI, as well as an overview of tools and resources being developed to alleviate the problem.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:03:07
Speaker: : Russell Poldrack

This lecture provides a historical perspective on reproducibility in science, as well as the current limitations of neuroimaging studies to date. This lecture also lays out a case for the use of meta-analyses, outlining available resources to conduct such analyses. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 55:39
Speaker: : Angela Laird

This lesson provides an overview of Neurodata Without Borders (NWB), an ecosystem for neurophysiology data standardization. The lecture also introduces some NWB-enabled tools. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 29:53
Speaker: : Oliver Ruebel

This lecture on model types introduces the advantages of modeling, provide examples of different model types, and explain what modeling is all about. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 27:48
Speaker: : Gunnar Blohm

This lecture summarizes the concepts introduced in Model Types I and further explains how models can be used answer different scientific questions. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 32:30
Speaker: : Megan Peters

This lecture focuses on how to get from a scientific question to a model using concrete examples. We will present a 10-step practical guide on how to succeed in modeling. This lecture contains links to 2 tutorials, lecture/tutorial slides, suggested reading list, and 3 recorded Q&A sessions.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 29:52
Speaker: : Megan Peters

This lecture formalizes modeling as a decision process that is constrained by a precise problem statement and specific model goals. We provide real-life examples on how model building is usually less linear than presented in Modeling Practice I

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 22:51
Speaker: : Gunnar Blohm

This lecture focuses on the purpose of model fitting, approaches to model fitting, model fitting for linear models, and how to assess the quality and compare model fits. We will present a 10-step practical guide on how to succeed in modeling. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 26:46
Speaker: : Jan Drugowitsch

This lecture summarizes the concepts introduced in Model Fitting I and adds two additional concepts: 1) MLE is a frequentist way of looking at the data and the model, with its own limitations. 2) Side-by-side comparisons of bootstrapping and cross-validation.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 38.17
Speaker: : Kunlin Wei

This lecture provides an overview of the generalized linear models (GLM) course, originally a part of the Neuromatch Academy (NMA), an interactive online summer school held in 2020. NMA provided participants with experiences spanning from hands-on modeling experience to meta-science interpretation skills across just about everything that could reasonably be included in the label "computational neuroscience". 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 33:58
Speaker: : Cristina Savin