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Livestream: Building a Brain Observatory for Visual Behavior

October 24 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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https://livestream.com/metis/events/7739128

Novice Description 

We are developing the next generation of the Allen Brain Observatory, in which we will release neuronal activity across multiple cell types and brain regions while mice are making decisions based on the images they see. In this talk, we provide an overview of our Python-based infrastructure built to integrate automated training of mice into our existing open neuroscience data generation pipeline.

Abstract

The Allen Brain Observatory, the newest publicly available resource from the Allen Institute for Brain Science, presents the first standardized and freely downloadable survey of neuronal activity in the mouse visual cortex, featuring representations of the visual world among 27,154 neurons at the latest release. We are developing the second generation of this dataset, in which we will release neuronal activity across multiple cell types and brain regions while mice are making decisions based on the images they see. In this talk, we provide an overview of our Python-based infrastructure built to integrate automated training of mice into our existing open neuroscience data generation pipeline. This infrastructure includes:

Automated training algorithms built on PsychoPy & PyDAQmxPyQT & Flask-based GUIs that allow technicians to manage training sessions & maintain mouse health recordsReal time monitoring & web-based data visualization with VEGA & pyzmqPosthoc analysis and visualization with pandasmatplotlib, & seaborn Automated progression through training stages using the transitions state machine framework 

About the Speakers from The Allen Institute

Justin Kiggins is a data scientist in the Neural Coding group at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, where he develops data analysis pipelines for behavior and neurophysiology, algorithms for behavioral training, and machine learning analyses for large scale neuronal recordings. He does most of my work in Python, though he can code up a regression in R if necessary. 

Doug Ollerenshaw is a Scientist II at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, where he studies visual sensory processing. He’s interested in understanding how the cortex transforms sensory information into percepts to drive behavior. 

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Details

Date:
October 24
Time:
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/Metis-Chicago-Data-Science/

Venue

Metis Livestream
https://livestream.com/metis/events/7733825
Chicago, IL us

Organizer

Metis: Chicago Data Science