Open source neuroscience


Jeremy Freeman

(HHMI, Janelia Research Campus)

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Date: October 17, 2016


We want to understand how brains work. Modern neuroscience offers unprecedented access to the brain, but also unprecedented complexity and diversity, both in the experiments we can do and the data we can generate. These advances demand new tools and strategies for both data analysis and collaboration. I will describe several open source technologies we are working on, for everything from 3d visualization to cluster computing to reproducible analysis notebooks to deep learning in the web browser. I will describe how we use these tools in our research, the communities we are building around them, and how computation and the web more broadly are shaping modern science.

Created: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016