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This lesson is a general overview of overarching concepts in neuroinformatics research, with a particular focus on clinical approaches to defining, measuring, studying, diagnosing, and treating various brain disorders. Also described are the complex, multi-level nature of brain disorders and the data associated with them, from genes and individual cells up to cortical microcircuits and whole-brain network dynamics. Given the heterogeneity of brain disorders and their underlying mechanisms, this lesson lays out a case for multiscale neuroscience data integration.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:09:33
Speaker: : Sean Hill

In this tutorial on simulating whole-brain activity using Python, participants can follow along using corresponding code and repositories, learning the basics of neural oscillatory dynamics, evoked responses and EEG signals, ultimately leading to the design of a network model of whole-brain anatomical connectivity. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:16:10
Speaker: : John Griffiths

This lesson breaks down the principles of Bayesian inference and how it relates to cognitive processes and functions like learning and perception. It is then explained how cognitive models can be built using Bayesian statistics in order to investigate how our brains interface with their environment. 

This lesson corresponds to slides 1-64 in the PDF below. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:28:14

Whereas the previous two lessons described the biophysical and signalling properties of individual neurons, this lesson describes properties of those units when part of larger networks. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 6:00
Speaker: : Marcus Ghosh

This lesson goes over some examples of how machine learners and computational neuroscientists go about designing and building neural network models inspired by biological brain systems. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 12:52
Speaker: : Dan Goodman

This lecture and tutorial focuses on measuring human functional brain networks, as well as how to account for inherent variability within those networks. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 50:44
Speaker: : Caterina Gratton

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 lesson provides an overview of the current status in the field of neuroscientific ontologies, presenting examples of data organization and standards, particularly from neuroimaging and electrophysiology. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 33:41

This lesson continues from part one of the lecture Ontologies, Databases, and Standards, diving deeper into a description of ontologies and knowledg graphs. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 50:18
Speaker: : Jeff Grethe

This lecture focuses on ontologies for clinical neurosciences.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 21:54

This lecture discusses the the importance and need for data sharing in clinical neuroscience.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 25:22
Speaker: : Thomas Berger

This lecture presents the Medical Informatic Platform's data federation for Traumatic Brain Injury.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 25:55
Speaker: : Stefano Finazzi

This lecture gives insights into the Medical Informatics Platform's current and future data privacy model.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 17:29
Speaker: : Yannis Ioannidis

This lecture explains the concept of federated analysis in the context of medical data, associated challenges. The lecture also presents an example of hospital federations via the Medical Informatics Platform.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 19:15
Speaker: : Yannis Ioannidis

This lecture gives an overview on the European Health Dataspace. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 26:33

This lecture presents the Medical Informatics Platform's data federation in epilepsy.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 27:09
Speaker: : Philippe Ryvlin

This lecture presents the Medical Informatics Platform's data federation in epilepsy.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 26:51
Speaker: : Pawel Swieboda

This is a continuation of the talk on the cellular mechanisms of neuronal communication, this time at the level of brain microcircuits and associated global signals like those measureable by electroencephalography (EEG). This lecture also discusses EEG biomarkers in mental health disorders, and how those cortical signatures may be simulated digitally.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:11:04
Speaker: : Etay Hay

In this final lecture of the INCF Short Course: Introduction to Neuroinformatics, you will hear about new advances in the application of machine learning methods to clinical neuroscience data. In particular, this talk discusses the performance of SynthSeg, an image segmentation tool for automated analysis of highly heterogeneous brain MRI clinical scans.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:32:01

This lecture covers the rationale for developing the DAQCORD, a framework for the design, documentation, and reporting of data curation methods in order to advance the scientific rigour, reproducibility, and analysis of data.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 17:08
Speaker: : Ari Ercole