More neural datasets from CRCNS

Neural data sharing frame work

xcorr: comp neuro

From its humble beginnings about 5 years ago, the CRCNS data sharing website has grown into a very useful resource for modelers looking to test out their theories and algorithms on neural datasets.

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Vision-wise, the dataset includes:

  • eye tracking data
  • fMRI with natural images
  • mouse LGN
  • cat, primate primary visual cortex with natural images, gratings
  • primate V2 with natural images
  • primate MT with HyperFlow™ – courtesy of Dave and Farhan from my lab

There are many recordings from auditory cortex as well, from songbird, rat and insect, as well as hippocampal recordings from the Buzsáki lab. All in all, an excellent resource which I highly suggest you have a look at.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Is behavior dependent on brain or reducible to brain?

What is behavioral? A blog of recent updates to behavioral economics

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Did Brain Scans Just Save a Convicted Murderer From the Death Penalty?

John McCluskey escaped from an Arizona prison in July, 2010. A few days later, he and two accomplices — one of whom was both his cousin and fiancee – carjacked Linda and Gary Haas, a vacationing Oklahoma couple in their 60s. McCluskey shot the Haases inside the camping trailer they were towing behind their truck, and set the trailer on fire with their bodies still inside. McCluskey was convicted for the carjacking and two murders in federal court on Oct. 7. Yesterday the jury charged with deciding his sentence announced that it had been unable to come to a unanimous decision on the death penalty. That means he’ll get life without parole. Perhaps it’s little wonder the jury couldn’t agree — they’d been given a lot to consider. McCluskey’s defense team had tried to convince them that he…

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