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In this lesson, users will learn about human brain signals as measured by electroencephalography (EEG), as well as associated neural signatures such as steady state visually evoked potentials (SSVEPs) and alpha oscillations. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 8:51
Speaker: : Mike X. Cohen

This lecture covers visualizing extracellular neurotransmitter dynamics

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 23:20

This lecture provides an introduction to optogenetics, a biological technique to control the activity of neurons or other cell types with light.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 39:34
Speaker: : Adam Packer

This lecture provides an introduction to the study of eye-tracking in humans. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 34:05
Speaker: : Ulrich Ettinger

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

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 30:39

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 gives an in-depth introduction of ethics in the field of artificial intelligence, particularly in the context of its impact on humans and public interest. As the healthcare sector becomes increasingly affected by the implementation of ever stronger AI algorithms, this lecture covers key interests which must be protected going forward, including privacy, consent, human autonomy, inclusiveness, and equity. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:22:06
Speaker: : Daniel Buchman

This lesson describes a definitional framework for fairness and health equity in the age of the algorithm. While acknowledging the impressive capability of machine learning to positively affect health equity, this talk outlines potential (and actual) pitfalls which come with such powerful tools, ultimately making the case for collaborative, interdisciplinary, and transparent science as a way to operationalize fairness in health equity. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:06:35
Speaker: : Laura Sikstrom

This lesson contains both a lecture and a tutorial component. The lecture (0:00-20:03 of YouTube video) discusses both the need for intersectional approaches in healthcare as well as the impact of neglecting intersectionality in patient populations. The lecture is followed by a practical tutorial in both Python and R on how to assess intersectional bias in datasets. Links to relevant code and data are found below. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 52:26

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 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 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 lecture covers a lot of post-war developments in the science of the mind, focusing first on the cognitive revolution, and concluding with living machines.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 2:24:35

This opening lecture from INCF's Short Course in Neuroinformatics provides an overview of the field of neuroinformatics itself, as well as laying out an argument for the necessity for developing more sophisticated approaches towards FAIR data management principles in neuroscience. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:19:14
Speaker: : Maryann Martone

This lesson contains the first part of the lecture Data Science and Reproducibility. You will learn about the development of data science and what the term currently encompasses, as well as how neuroscience and data science intersect. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 32:18
Speaker: : Ariel Rokem

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

This lesson aims to define computational neuroscience in general terms, while providing specific examples of highly successful computational neuroscience projects. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 59:21
Speaker: : Alla Borisyuk

This lecture covers a wide range of aspects regarding neuroinformatics and data governance, describing both their historical developments and current trajectories. Particular tools, platforms, and standards to make your research more FAIR are also discussed.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 54:58
Speaker: : Franco Pestilli

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 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