This course will introduce students to the statistical and computational techniques needed for processing and analyzing the population recording data now being generated with new high throughput neuro-technologies in experimental animals. These technologies include two-photon imaging, wide field imaging, and mini-scopes. The course will first address technical and preprocessing issues for all these technologies. Then we will discuss the range of multivariate methods for finding low dimensional representations of neural population activity. Then the course will pivot to characterizing the relationship between population activity and animal behavior or experimental stimulus. We will also discuss several emerging topics in neural population analysis, such as network analysis and inter regional communication.
2024 Faculty roster:
*2024 SPECIAL PRICING (INCLUDING TUITION, BOARD AND LODGING): TBD
No payment is due until the selection decisions are made, but any applicant requiring financial support (i.e. stipends) should make that request in written form during the online application. The admissions process is need-blind, your financial situation will not be considered before admission decisions are made.