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The Virtual Brain is an open-source, multi-scale, multi-modal brain simulation platform. In this lesson, you get introduced to brain simulation in general and to The Virtual brain in particular. Prof. Ritter will present the newest approaches for clinical applications of The Virtual brain - that is, for stroke, epilepsy, brain tumors and Alzheimer’s disease - and show how brain simulation can improve diagnostics, therapy and understanding of neurological disease.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:35:08
Speaker: : Petra Ritter

The concept of neural masses, an application of mean field theory, is introduced as a possible surrogate for electrophysiological signals in brain simulation. The mathematics of neural mass models and their integration to a coupled network are explained. Bifurcation analysis is presented as an important technique in the understanding of non-linear systems and as a fundamental method in the design of brain simulations. Finally, the application of the described mathematics is demonstrated in the exploration of brain stimulation regimes.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:49:24
Speaker: : Andreas Spiegler

The simulation of the virtual epileptic patient is presented as an example of advanced brain simulation as a translational approach to deliver improved results in clinics. The fundamentals of epilepsy are explained. On this basis, the concept of epilepsy simulation is developed. By using an iPython notebook, the detailed process of this approach is explained step by step. In the end, you are able to perform simple epilepsy simulations your own.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:28:53
Speaker: : Julie Courtiol

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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This book was written with the goal of introducing researchers and students in a variety of research fields to the intersection of data science and neuroimaging. This book reflects our own experience of doing research at the intersection of data science and neuroimaging and it is based on our experience working with students and collaborators who come from a variety of backgrounds and have a variety of reasons for wanting to use data science approaches in their work. The tools and ideas that we chose to write about are all tools and ideas that we have used in some way in our own research. Many of them are tools that we use on a daily basis in our work. This was important to us for a few reasons: the first is that we want to teach people things that we ourselves find useful. Second, it allowed us to write the book with a focus on solving specific analysis tasks. For example, in many of the chapters you will see that we walk you through ideas while implementing them in code, and with data. We believe that this is a good way to learn about data analysis, because it provides a connecting thread from scientific questions through the data and its representation to implementing specific answers to these questions. Finally, we find these ideas compelling and fruitful. That’s why we were drawn to them in the first place. We hope that our enthusiasm about the ideas and tools described in this book will be infectious enough to convince the readers of their value.

 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
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This lecture covers the linking neuronal activity to behavior using AI-based online detection. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 30:39

Estefany Suárez provides a conceptual overview of the rudiments of machine learning, including its bases in traditional statistics and the types of questions it might be applied to.

 

The lesson was presented in the context of the BrainHack School 2020.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 01:22:18
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Jake Vogel gives a hands-on, Jupyter-notebook-based tutorial to apply machine learning in Python to brain-imaging data.

 

The lesson was presented in the context of the BrainHack School 2020.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 02:13:53
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Gael Varoquaux presents some advanced machine learning algorithms for neuroimaging, while addressing some real-world considerations related to data size and type.

 

The lesson was presented in the context of the BrainHack School 2020.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 01:17:14
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This lesson from freeCodeCamp introduces Scikit-learn, the most widely used machine learning Python library.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 02:09:22
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Dr. Guangyu Robert Yang describes how Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) trained with machine learning techniques on cognitive tasks have become a widely accepted tool for neuroscientists. In comparison to traditional computational models in neuroscience, RNNs can offer substantial advantages at explaining complex behavior and neural activity patterns. Their use allows rapid generation of mechanistic hypotheses for cognitive computations. RNNs further provide a natural way to flexibly combine bottom-up biological knowledge with top-down computational goals into network models. However, early works of this approach are faced with fundamental challenges. In this talk, Dr. Guangyu Robert Yang discusses some of these challenges, and several recent steps that we took to partly address them and to build next-generation RNN models for cognitive neuroscience.​

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 00:51:12
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Since their introduction in 2016, the FAIR data principles have gained increasing recognition and adoption in global neuroscience.  FAIR defines a set of high-level principles and practices for making digital objects, including data, software, and workflows, Findable, Accessible,  Interoperable, and Reusable.  But FAIR is not a specification;  it leaves many of the specifics up to individual scientific disciplines to define.  INCF has been leading the way in promoting, defining, and implementing FAIR data practices for neuroscience.  We have been bringing together researchers, infrastructure providers, industry, and publishers through our programs and networks.  In this session, we will hear some perspectives on FAIR neuroscience from some of these stakeholders who have been working to develop and use FAIR tools for neuroscience.  We will engage in a discussion on questions such as:  how is neuroscience doing with respect to FAIR?  What have been the successes?  What is currently very difficult? Where does neuroscience need to go?

 

This lecture covers FAIR atlases, from their background, their construction, and how they can be created in line with the FAIR principles.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 14:24
Speaker: : Heidi Kleven

Tutorial on how to simulate brain tumor brains with TVB (reproducing publication: Marinazzo et al. 2020 Neuroimage). This tutorial comprises a didactic video, jupyter notebooks, and full data set for the construction of virtual brains from patients and health controls. Authors: Hannelore Aerts, Michael Schirner, Ben Jeurissen, DIrk Van Roost, Eric Achten, Petra Ritter, Daniele Marinazzo

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 10:01
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The tutorial comprises a didactic video and jupyter notebooks (reproducing publication: Falcon et al. 2016 eNeuro). Contributors: Daniele Marinazzo, Petra Ritter, Paul Triebkorn, Ana Solodkin

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 7:43
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This presentation by Dr. Michael Schirner population models and phase plane is part of the TVB Node 10 series, a 4 day workshop dedicated to learning about The Virtual Brain, brain imaging, brain simulation, personalised brain models, TVB use cases, etc... TVB is a full brain simulation platform.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:10:41
Speaker: : Michael Schirner

This presentation by Dionysios Perdikis is part of the TVB Node 10 series, a 4 day workshop dedicated to learning about The Virtual Brain, brain imaging. brain simulation. personalised brain models, TVB use cases, etc. TVB is a full brain simulation platform.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 36:10

This lecture on surface-based simulations and deep brain stimulations by Jil Meier is part of the TVB Node 10 series, a 4 day workshop dedicated to learning about The Virtual Brain, brain imaging, brain simulation, personalised brain models, TVB use cases, etc. TVB is a full brain simulation platform.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 39:05
Speaker: : Jil Meier

This lecture on multi-scale entropy by Jil Meier is part of the TVB Node 10 series, a 4 day workshop dedicated to learning about The Virtual Brain, brain imaging, brain simulation, personalised brain models, TVB use cases, etc. TVB is a full brain simulation platform.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 39:05
Speaker: : Jil Meier

This lecture on generating TVB ready imaging data by Paul Triebkorn is part of the TVB Node 10 series, a 4 day workshop dedicated to learning about The Virtual Brain, brain imaging, brain simulation, personalised brain models, TVB use cases, etc. TVB is a full brain simulation platform.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:40:52
Speaker: : Paul Triebkorn

This lecture on generating 3D brain model outside The Virtual Brain by Michael Schirner is part of the TVB Node 10 series, a 4 day workshop dedicated to learning about The Virtual Brain, brain imaging, brain simulation, personalised brain models, TVB use cases, etc... TVB is a full brain simulation platform.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:36:57
Speaker: : Michael Schirner