Guide to choosing a Theory project

July 5-23, 2021

Pure theory projects are usually pursued by more advanced students. If your group is relatively new to neuroscience, you should consider doing a dataset project and include a theory component to it.

Every group can bring up and discuss theory projects. We have two example project templates for this that include code. However, a theory project can go in any direction.

Run

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Working memory

Open In Colab

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Databases of models

​ Here is a list of cool databases you might want to use to look for existing models, computational analyses / data processing tools and data. ​

Name

Model?

Analyses?

Data?

Description

BioModels

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BioModels is a repository of mathematical models of biological and biomedical systems. It hosts a vast selection of existing literature-based physiologically and pharmaceutically relevant mechanistic models in standard formats.

ModelDB

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ModelDB provides an accessible location for storing and efficiently retrieving computational neuroscience models. A ModelDB entry contains a model’s source code, concise description, and a citation of the article that published it.

Open Source Brain

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Open Source Brain is a resource for sharing and collaboratively developing computational models of neural systems.

CRCNS

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CRCNS Data sharing website is a marketplace and discussion forum for sharing tools and data in neuroscience

EEGbase

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EEGbase is a system for storage, management, sharing and retrieval of EEG/ERP data, metadata, tools and documents related to electrophysiology.

INCF resources

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A list of resources endorsed by INCF.

NITRC

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NeuroImaging Tools & Resources Collaboratory is an award-winning free web-based resource that offers comprehensive information on an ever expanding scope of neuroinformatics software and data.

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Additional resources

Name

Description

figshare

A database of everything research related that’s openly shared

Google Dataset search

Lets you do a Google search specifically to find datasets

NeuroVault

A public repository of unthresholded statistical maps, parcellations, and atlases of the brain. (MRI and PET)

KnowledgeSpace

A globally-used, community-based, data-driven encyclopedia for neuroscience that links brain research concepts to data, models, and the literature that support them.