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This lesson describes spike timing-dependent plasticity (STDP), a biological process that adjusts the strength of connections between neurons in the brain, and how one can implement or mimic this process in a computational model. You will also find links for practical exercises at the bottom of this page. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 12:50
Speaker: : Dan Goodman

 In this lesson, you will learn about some of the many methods to train spiking neural networks (SNNs) with either no attempt to use gradients, or only use gradients in a limited or constrained way. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 5:14
Speaker: : Dan Goodman

In this lesson, you will learn how to train spiking neural networks (SNNs) with a surrogate gradient method. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 11:23
Speaker: : Dan Goodman

In this lesson, you will hear about some of the open issues in the field of neuroscience, as well as a discussion about whether neuroscience works, and how can we know?

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 6:54
Speaker: : Marcus Ghosh

Explore how to setup an epileptic seizure simulation with the TVB graphical user interface. This lesson will show you how to program the epileptor model in the brain network to simulate a epileptic seizure originating in the hippocampus. It will also show how to upload and view mouse connectivity data, as well as give a short introduction to the python script interface of TVB.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 58:06
Speaker: : Paul Triebkorn

Brain network reconstruction from empirical data is of key importance to generate personalized virtual brain models. This lecture will introduce the basic concepts of preprocessing structural, functional and diffusion weighted neuroimages. It highlights the latest methods and pipelines to extract structural as well as functional connectomes according to a multimodal parcellation.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:17:32
Speaker: : Michael Schirner

This lecture presents two recent clinical case studies using TVB: stroke recovery and dementia (due to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)). Using a multi-scale neurophysiological model based on empirical multi-modal neuroimaging data, we show how local and global biophysical parameters characterize changes in individualized patient-specific brain dynamics, predict recovery of motor function for stroke patients, and correlate with individual differences in cognition for AD patients.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 32:11
Speaker: : Randy McIntosh

This tutorial provides instruction on how to simulate brain tumors with TVB (reproducing publication: Marinazzo et al. 2020 Neuroimage). This tutorial comprises a didactic video, jupyter notebooks, and full data set for the construction of virtual brains from patients and health controls.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 10:01

The tutorial on modelling strokes in TVB includes a didactic video and jupyter notebooks (reproducing publication: Falcon et al. 2016 eNeuro).

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 7:43

This lecture provides an introduction to the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS), a standard for organizing human neuroimaging datasets.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 56:49

This lesson gives an introduction to the central concepts of machine learning, and how they can be applied in Python using the scikit-learn package. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 2:22:28
Speaker: : Jake Vanderplas

This lesson introduces population models and the phase plane, and is part of the The Virtual Brain (TVB) Node 10 Series, a 4-day workshop dedicated to learning about the full brain simulation platform TVB, as well as brain imaging, brain simulation, personalised brain models, and TVB use cases.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:10:41
Speaker: : Michael Schirner

This tutorial covers how to import appropriate data into The Virtual Brain, as well as how to begin constructing detailed brain models.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 23:03
Speaker: : Patrik Bey

In this tutorial, you will learn how to run a typical TVB simulation. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:29:13
Speaker: : Paul Triebkorn

This lesson introduces TVB-multi-scale extensions and other TVB tools which facilitate modeling and analyses of multi-scale data. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 36:10

This tutorial introduces The Virtual Mouse Brain (TVMB), walking users through the necessary steps for performing simulation operations on animal brain data. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 42:43
Speaker: : Patrik Bey

In this tutorial, you will learn the necessary steps in modeling the brain of one of the most commonly studied animals among non-human primates, the macaque. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:00:08
Speaker: : Julie Courtiol

This lecture delves into cortical (i.e., surface-based) brain simulations, as well as subcortical (i.e., deep brain) stimulations, covering the definitions, motivations, and implementations of both. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 39:05
Speaker: : Jil Meier

This lecture provides an introduction to entropy in general, and multi-scale entropy (MSE) in particular, highlighting the potential clinical applications of the latter. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 39:05
Speaker: : Jil Meier

This lecture gives an overview of how to prepare and preprocess neuroimaging (EEG/MEG) data for use in TVB.  

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:40:52
Speaker: : Paul Triebkorn