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In this lesson, you will learn about some typical neuronal models employed by machine learners and computational neuroscientists, meant to imitate the biophysical properties of real neurons. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 3:12
Speaker: : Dan Goodman

This lesson contains practical exercises which accompanies the first few lessons of the Neuroscience for Machine Learners (Neuro4ML) course. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 5:58
Speaker: : Dan Goodman

This lesson goes over the basic mechanisms of neural synapses, the space between neurons where signals may be transmitted. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 7:03
Speaker: : Marcus Ghosh

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

In this lesson, you will learn about how machine learners and computational neuroscientists design and build models of neuronal synapses. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 8:59
Speaker: : Dan Goodman

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 lesson introduces some practical exercises which accompany the Synapses and Networks portion of this Neuroscience for Machine Learners course. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 3:51
Speaker: : Dan Goodman

This lesson characterizes different types of learning in a neuroscientific and cellular context, and various models employed by researchers to investigate the mechanisms involved. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 3:54
Speaker: : Dan Goodman

In this lesson, you will learn about different approaches to modeling learning in neural networks, particularly focusing on system parameters such as firing rates and synaptic weights impact a network. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 9:40
Speaker: : Dan Goodman

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 more about some of the issues inherent in modeling neural spikes, approaches to ameliorate these problems, and the pros and cons of these approaches. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 5:31
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

This video briefly goes over the exercises accompanying Week 6 of the Neuroscience for Machine Learners (Neuro4ML) course, Understanding Neural Networks.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 2:43
Speaker: : Marcus Ghosh

This lesson discusses a gripping neuroscientific question: why have neurons developed the discrete action potential, or spike, as a principle method of communication? 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 9:34
Speaker: : Dan Goodman

In this lecture, the speaker demonstrates Neurokernel's module interfacing feature by using it to integrate independently developed models of olfactory and vision LPUs based upon experimentally obtained connectivity information.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 29:56
Speaker: : Aurel A. Lazar

This lecture highlights the importance of correct annotation and assignment of location, and updated atlas resources to avoid errors in navigation and data interpretation.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 22:04
Speaker: : Trygve Leergard

We are at the exciting technological stage where it has become feasible to represent the anatomy of an entire human brain at the cellular level. This lecture discusses how neuroanatomy in the 21st Century has become an effort towards the virtualization and standardization of brain tissue.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 25:27
Speaker: : Jacopo Annese

This lecture covers essential features of digital brain models for neuroinformatics, particularly NeuroMaps. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 22:26
Speaker: : Douglas Bowden

This presentation covers the neuroinformatics tools and techniques used and their relationship to neuroanatomy for the Allen Institute's atlases of the mouse, developing mouse, and mouse connectional atlas.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 23:41
Speaker: : Mike Hawrylycz