This site hosts a public neurophysiology database. You may access the
database, contribute to it, or learn more about it here.
Use the links at left to navigate. Click on the logo at top left or use the
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Please see also the newest projects of the Laboratory of Neuroinformatics:
Spike Train Analysis Toolkit; and
- our very new plans to
develop essential neurophysiology analyses for the enabling platform of
GPU-parallel processor cards.
January 6, 2011 News
Further confirming the very high potential significance of GPU-parallel processing
for spike train analysis and many other areas of neurophysiology and computational
neuroscience, this summer's CNS*2011 Computational Neuroscience meeting will
feature a Workshop we have organized, entitled: "Enabling Super-Computational
Neuroscience: Low-Cost GPU-Parallel Analyses And Simulations."
With nine confirmed speakers so far, both multielectrode neurophysiologists and
computational modelers, the workshop will review the demonstrated ability, and
explore the enormous potential, of GPU-parallelization. There will be an emphasis
on selecting appropriate algorithms, and necessary adaptations to the GPU architecture.
Open to the many CNS*2011 registrants, the workshop will also solicit additional
short talks or poster presentations. In all cases, the emphases will be on identifying
areas where GPUs can have the greatest impact on multielectrode neurophysiology
and other areas of computational neuroscience, and on community-enabling open
source software to most appropriately leverage GPU architecture and capabilities.
This is currently planned for all day on July 27th at the CNS*2011 meeting in
Stockholm. Further details, including exact scheduling and venue (either the
Karolinska or the KTH Royal institute of Technology), will be forthcoming both
and at www.cnsorg.org/2011/
Dec 21, 2010 News
Toward the 2011 Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, we have posted
abstract for the poster that will present our
initial estimates and projections (now in progress) of the greater-than-order-of-
for our in-development Neurophysiology Extended Analysis
Tool NEAT. Our poster 510 will be displayed on Sunday, 6 March 2011 in the
Neuronal Systems & Modeling session.
Also, we have posted
the PowerPoint slides
from the lab's presentation on the current status of neuroanalysis.org and
STAToolkit and on initial plans for the GPU-parallel implementation
in Nanosymposium 838 at the 2010 SfN Annual Meeting.
Sep 30, 2010 News
At the 2011 Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, we will offer our initial estimates and projections
of the greater-than-order-of-magnitude speedups for our in-development Neurophysiology Extended
Analysis Tool NEAT. Program information will be posted in early December along with the abstract,
and a PDF of the presentation following the Baltimore meeting in early March, 2011.
Aug 17, 2010 News
For the growing number of investigators with cortical and other multielectrode recording systems,
we are beginning development of new GPU-enabled analysis routines. These will include versions
of popular STAToolkit analyses as well as others most needed by the community. The goal is to
enable online real-time analyses that are now possible only offline, and to allow others that are not
now performed because the computations on even multicore CPUs are too extended.
At the 2010 SfN Annual Meeting, we offer the latest neuroanalysis.org and STAToolkit related event:
Neuroanalysis.org will be included in Wednesday (November 17) afternoon's Nanosymposium 838
in room 10, San Diego Convention Center. PowerPoint slides will be posted after the session.
Feb 12, 2010 News
We are proud to announce a new release of the STAToolkit, version 1.5! The
STAToolkit now works with Octave
(version 3.0.1 or greater). Please see the detailed
Version History (on neuroanalysis.org)
for more information. To download
the new release please go to the
July 25, 2007
Updated list of submissions to indicate large datasets with long loading
times. Users are also provided alternate links to avoid the large datasets
and thus provide quicker browsing of metadata. Datasets are now viewed
using the Lab of Neuroinformatics' Visual Oscilloscope Tool (a Java
application) that provides more dynamic viewing options. Previously, datasets
were viewed only through static images. Submissions now display 50 traces
per view at a time. This is intended to reduce the loading time of the
December 15, 2006
Open Source Version 1.0 released. You may now download the source code for
the repository and web start applications at
Robustness improvements and bug fixes.
May 31, 2006
Version 3.1 released. Archiving and upgrade capabilities added. Metadata
display improvements. Plots now appear in popup window. Robustness
improvements and bug fixes.
April 6, 2006
Version 3.0 released. Java Upload Tool added in updated form. Unique,
human readable IDs used for all submissions. Visualization and CSV download
capability added to server. Robustness improvements and bug fixes.
January 27, 2006
Version 2.1 (beta2) released. Bug fixes and aesthetic improvements.
November 11, 2005
The BrainML Data Server Version 2.0 (beta1) is now on line. This software
replaces what was formerly known as the Common Data Model (CDM) Cortical
Neurodatabase. It fully configured dynamically at runtime to serve data
conforming to a selected data model
Using this software, a custom neuroscience data repository may be created
for any data model with no custom programming, by writing simple XML
interface specification files. This software will be released open source
once it reaches a mature state.
The BrainML project is funded by the Human Brain Project-Informatics
initiative via MH/NS57153 from the NIMH and NINDS (with related and
past additional funding from NSF, NINDS, and NIMH) and is directed
Weill Medical College
of Cornell University