- This event has passed.
Livestream: Building a Brain Observatory for Visual Behavior
October 24, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
NOTE: Please sign-in at via the Livestream link below. Thank you!
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.
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 pandas, matplotlib, & 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.
Metis (thisismetis.com) accelerates careers in data science by providing full-time immersive bootcamps, evening part-time professional development courses, online resources, and corporate programs based in Seattle, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Brought to you by Kaplan, Metis focuses primarily on Python, machine learning, data visualization, deep learning, big data processing, statistical foundations, and more. Students and alumni of the bootcamp program receive continuous support from our career advisors, empowering them to pursue a successful career in the fast-growing field of data science.
Learn more about us at https://thisismetis.com.
Sign up for Demystifying Data Science: A Free Online Conference
Join our Metis Community Slack channel!
Apply here: https://bit.ly/metis-community-slack
Metis Code of Conduct
Metis is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof).
We do not tolerate harassment of students, staff, or visitors in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event including talks, workshops, parties, and other online media. Individuals and groups that do not abide by these rules will be asked to leave and, if necessary, prohibited from future events.
If you have any questions or you’re made to feel uncomfortable by anyone on our campus or at one of our offsite events, please let one of the staff members know right away. The matter will be taken seriously and promptly addressed.