Satellite 5: Neural Signal and Image Processing: Quantitative Analysis of Neural Activity

Date: May 27th – 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Location: Hotel Bonaventure Montreal

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Registration costs: 139 $


Artur Luczak  & Majid Mohajerani
Neurosci. Dept., University of Lethbridge, AB, Canada


Given the exponentially growing size and complexity of experimental data, advanced data analyses methods are proving to be indispensable for neuroscience research. In this workshop we will overview different analysis methods used in variety of neuroscience fields to help to understand complex brain signals. The target audience of the workshop will be graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and principal investigators in neuroscience and psychology with interest in data analysis. The course will combine lectures and hands-on tutorials using MATLAB. Participants will perform the computer exercises using data sets and analysis software on their own laptop computers. Participants will be expected to bring laptops with installed Matlab. Access to additional MATLAB toolboxes will be provided, if needed.


This short course will provide a survey of diverse topics, including methods for analyzing single and multiple spike trains, local field potential, EEG/MEG recordings, optical imaging data, and fMRI data.

Preliminary Schedule May 27, 2017:

  •  8:00 – 8:05 – Opening remarks
  • 8:05 – 9:00 –Artur Luczak (University of Lethbridge)
    Analyses of neurons population data
  • 9:00 – 10:00 –Adrien Peyrache (McGill University)
    Place fields and head direction cells analyses
  • 10:00 – 10:15 – Coffee Break
  • 10:15 – 11:15 – Kyle E. Mathewson (University of Alberta)
    Analyses of EEG signals
  • 11:15 – 12:15 – Sam Inayat (University of Lethbridge)
    Quantitative tools to analyze two-photon based calcium imaging data
  • 12:15 – 13:00 – Lunch Break
  • 13:00 – 15:00 – Majid Mohajerani (University of Lethbridge)
    Quantitative analysis toolbox for characterization of spatiotemporal dynamics in mesoscale optical imaging of brain activity
  • 15:00 – 15:15 – Coffee Break
  • 15:15 – 17:15 – John Griffiths (University of Toronto)
    Analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging data: principles and techniques
  • 17:30 – 18.30 – Open discussion about data analysis methods (all instructors and students)