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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
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Basic knowledge and comfort with Command Line Interfaces (CLI) is highly beneficial for learning how to use countless neuroscience tools and acquiring programming skills.  Furthermore, CLIs are better disposed to reproducibility, automation, concatenation in pipelines, execution on multiple platforms, and remote access.

 

Ross Markello takes you through this general introduction to the essentials of navigating through a Bash terminal environment.  The lesson is based on the Software Carpentries "Introduction to the Shell" and was given in the context of the BrainHack School 2020.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 01:12:22
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Ross Markello provides an overview of 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.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 02:38:45
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As researchers develop new non-invasive direct-to-consumer technologies that read and stimulate the brain, society must consider the appropriate uses of such devices. Will these brain technologies eventually allow enhancement of abilities beyond human capabilities? In what settings are people using these devices outside the purview of researchers or clinicians? Should consumers be allowed to ‘hack’ their own brain in order to improve performance?

To explore these challenges and the ethical issues raised by advances in do-it-yourself (DIY) neurotechnology, the Emerging Issues Task Force of the International Neuroethics Society organized a virtual panel discussion. The panel discussed neurotechnologies such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and electroencephalogram (EEG) headsets and their ability to change the way we understand and alter our brains. Particular attention will be given to the use of neurotechnology by everyday people and the implications this has for regulatory oversight and citizen neuroscience. 

Panelists included:

  • Marcello Ienca, ETH Zurich
  • Karola Kreitmair, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Anna Wexler, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ishan Dasgupta, University of Washington (moderator)
Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:00:59