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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

This lesson describes the fundamentals of genomics, from central dogma to design and implementation of GWAS, to the computation, analysis, and interpretation of polygenic risk scores. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:28:16
Speaker: : Dan Felsky

This lesson contains the slides (pptx) of a lecture discussing the necessary concepts and tools for taking into account population stratification and admixture in the context of genome-wide association studies (GWAS). The free-access software Tractor and its advantages in GWAS are also discussed. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration:
Speaker: : Dan Felsky

This lesson is an overview of transcriptomics, from fundamental concepts of the central dogma and RNA sequencing at the single-cell level, to how genetic expression underlies diversity in cell phenotypes. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:29:08

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 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 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

This lesson delves into the human nervous system and the immense cellular, connectomic, and functional sophistication therein. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 8:41
Speaker: : Marcus Ghosh

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 the motivation behind manipulating neural activity, and what forms that may take in various experimental designs. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 8:42
Speaker: : Marcus Ghosh

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 is the Introductory Module to the Deep Learning Course at CDS, a course that covered the latest techniques in deep learning and representation learning, focusing on supervised and unsupervised deep learning, embedding methods, metric learning, convolutional and recurrent nets, with applications to computer vision, natural language understanding, and speech recognition.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 50:17

This module covers the concepts of gradient descent and the backpropagation algorithm and is a part of the Deep Learning Course at NYU's Center for Data Science.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:51:03
Speaker: : Yann LeCun

This lecture covers the concept of parameter sharing: recurrent and convolutional nets and is a part of the Deep Learning Course at NYU's Center for Data Science.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:59:47

This lecture covers the concept of convolutional nets in practice and is a part of the Deep Learning Course at NYU's Center for Data Science.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 51:40
Speaker: : Yann LeCun

This lecture discusses the concept of natural signals properties and the convolutional nets in practice and is a part of the Deep Learning Course at NYU's Center for Data Science.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:09:12
Speaker: : Alfredo Canziani

This lecture covers the concept of recurrent neural networks: vanilla and gated (LSTM) and is a part of the Deep Learning Course at NYU's Center for Data Science.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:05:36
Speaker: : Alfredo Canziani

This lecture is a foundationational lecture for the concept of energy-based models with a particular focus on the joint embedding method and latent variable energy-based models (LV-EBMs) and is a part of the Deep Learning Course at NYU's Center for Data Science.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:51:30
Speaker: : Yann LeCun

This lecture covers the concept of inference in latent variable energy based models (LV-EBMs) and is a part of the Deep Learning Course at NYU's Center for Data Science. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:01:04
Speaker: : Alfredo Canziani

This lecture is a foundationational lecture for the concept of energy-based models with a particular focus on the joint embedding method and latent variable energy based models (LV-EBMs) and is a part of the Deep Learning Course at NYU's Center for Data Science.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:48:53
Speaker: : Yann LeCun