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

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

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

This is the first of two workshops on reproducibility in science, during which participants are introduced to concepts of FAIR and open science. After discussing the definition of and need for FAIR science, participants are walked through tutorials on installing and using Github and Docker, the powerful, open-source tools for versioning and publishing code and software, respectively.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:20:58

This is a hands-on tutorial on PLINK, the open source whole genome association analysis toolset. The aims of this tutorial are to teach users how to perform basic quality control on genetic datasets, as well as to identify and understand GWAS summary statistics. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:27:18
Speaker: : Dan Felsky

This is a tutorial on using the open-source software PRSice to calculate a set of polygenic risk scores (PRS) for a study sample. Users will also learn how to read PRS into R, visualize distributions, and perform basic association analyses. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:53:34
Speaker: : Dan Felsky

This tutorial demonstrates how to perform cell-type deconvolution in order to estimate how proportions of cell-types in the brain change in response to various conditions. While these techniques may be useful in addressing a wide range of scientific questions, this tutorial will focus on the cellular changes associated with major depression (MDD). 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:15:14
Speaker: : Keon Arbabi

This lesson explains the fundamental principles of neuronal communication, such as neuronal spiking, membrane potentials, and cellular excitability, and how these electrophysiological features of the brain may be modelled and simulated digitally. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:20:42
Speaker: : Etay Hay

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

This is an in-depth guide on EEG signals and their interaction within brain microcircuits. Participants are also shown techniques and software for simulating, analyzing, and visualizing these signals.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:30:41
Speaker: : Frank Mazza

This lesson describes the principles underlying functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), tractography, and parcellation. These tools and concepts are explained in a broader context of neural connectivity and mental health. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:47:22

This tutorial introduces pipelines and methods to compute brain connectomes from fMRI data. With corresponding code and repositories, participants can follow along and learn how to programmatically preprocess, curate, and analyze functional and structural brain data to produce connectivity matrices. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:39:04

This is an introductory lecture on whole-brain modelling, delving into the various spatial scales of neuroscience, neural population models, and whole-brain modelling. Additionally, the clinical applications of building and testing such models are characterized. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:24:44
Speaker: : John Griffiths

This is a tutorial on designing a Bayesian inference model to map belief trajectories, with emphasis on gaining familiarity with Hierarchical Gaussian Filters (HGFs).

 

This lesson corresponds to slides 65-90 of the PDF below. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:15:04
Speaker: : Daniel Hauke

Similarity Network Fusion (SNF) is a computational method for data integration across various kinds of measurements, aimed at taking advantage of the common as well as complementary information in different data types. This workshop walks participants through running SNF on EEG and genomic data using RStudio.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:21:38
Speaker: : Dan Felsky

In this lecture, you will learn about current methods, approaches, and challenges to studying human neuroanatomy, particularly through the lense of neuroimaging data such as fMRI and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:35:14
Speaker: : Matt Glasser

This lecture aims to help researchers, students, and health care professionals understand the place for neuroinformatics in the patient journey using the exemplar of an epilepsy patient. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:32:53

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

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 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