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Access individual lesson plans and a full-term data science course modeled around the open data featured in the Allen Brain Map.
About these resources:
These lesson plans walk students through rich datasets that explore electrophysiology, mouse brain connectivity, and visual perception. This collection of resources includes three lesson plans intended for undergraduates/college students who are studying neuroscience and/or data science. Each lesson plan can be completed within a single class period and is suitable for in-person, hybrid, or virtual learning. It is recommended for students to have some prior experience with Python. These lessons were authored by Ashley Juavinett, PhD of the University of California, San Diego.
In addition to authoring the three lessons above, Ashley Juavinett has also made the materials publicly available for her Neural Data Science course that features data from the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Juavinett’s course is project-based. Students will use computational notebooks to perform exploratory data analyses and to test hypotheses in large neuroscience datasets, including the differences between unique neuron types, leveraging text mining of the neuroscience literature, and human neuroimaging analyses.
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