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.
In this tutorial on simulating whole-brain activity using Python, participants can follow along using corresponding code and repositories, learning the basics of neural oscillatory dynamics, evoked responses and EEG signals, ultimately leading to the design of a network model of whole-brain anatomical connectivity.
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.
Neuronify is an educational tool meant to create intuition for how neurons and neural networks behave. You can use it to combine neurons with different connections, just like the ones we have in our brain, and explore how changes on single cells lead to behavioral changes in important networks. Neuronify is based on an integrate-and-fire model of neurons. This is one of the simplest models of neurons that exist. It focuses on the spike timing of a neuron and ignores the details of the action potential dynamics. These neurons are modeled as simple RC circuits. When the membrane potential is above a certain threshold, a spike is generated and the voltage is reset to its resting potential. This spike then signals other neurons through its synapses.
Neuronify aims to provide a low entry point to simulation-based neuroscience.
Maximize Your Research With Cloud Workspaces is a talk aimed at researchers who are looking for innovative ways to set up and execute their life science data analyses in a collaborative, extensible, open-source cloud environment. This panel discussion is brought to you by MetaCell and scientists from leading universities who share their experiences of advanced analysis and collaborative learning through the Cloud.
This lecture introduces you to the basics of the Amazon Web Services public cloud. It covers the fundamentals of cloud computing and goes through both the motivations and processes involved in moving your research computing to the cloud.
This lecture discusses how FAIR practices affect personalized data models, including workflows, challenges, and how to improve these practices.
In this talk, you will learn how brainlife.io works, and how it can be applied to neuroscience data.
This talk presents an overview of CBRAIN, a web-based platform that allows neuroscientists to perform computationally intensive data analyses by connecting them to high-performance computing facilities across Canada and around the world.
This lecture gives an introduction to the INCF Short Course: Introduction to Neuroinformatics.
Presented by the OHBM OpenScienceSIG, this lesson covers how containers can be useful for running the same software on different platforms and sharing analysis pipelines with other researchers.
This lecture covers structured data, databases, federating neuroscience-relevant databases, and ontologies.
This lecture focuses on ontologies for clinical neurosciences.
This lecture covers how to make modeling workflows FAIR by working through a practical example, dissecting the steps within the workflow, and detailing the tools and resources used at each step.
This lesson introduces concepts and practices surrounding reference atlases for the mouse and rat brains. Additionally, this lesson provides discussion around examples of data systems employed to organize neuroscience data collections in the context of reference atlases as well as analytical workflows applied to the data.