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CellExplorer: framework for single cell classification

2020-05-14T09:09:39-04:00January 31st, 2020|

Click image to learn more CellExplorer is a graphical user interface (GUI), standardized pipeline, and data structure for exploring and classifying spike sorted single units acquired using extracellular electrodes. The large diversity of cell-types of the brain provides the means by which circuits perform complex operations. Understanding such diversity is one of the key challenges of modern neuroscience. These cells have many unique electrophysiological and behavioral features from which parallel cell-type classification [...]

Buzsaki Lab reunion, NYU, October 25, 2019

2019-11-26T22:38:34-05:00November 20th, 2019|

Buzsaki Lab reunion, NYU, October 25, 2019 First row Mihaly Voroslakos, Kamran Diba, Xiao-Jing Wang, Gyorgy Buzsaki, Azahara Oliva, Anna Conti, Farnaz Sharif, Ekin Kaya, Veronika Solt. Second (intermittent) row Xiaoyang Long (guest), Kenji Mizuseki, Anton Sirota, Manuel Valero, Karim Benchenane, Shengjia Zhang (guest), Andrea Cumpelik, Yiyao Zhang, Laura Green, Jolin Chou, Stephanie Rogers, Rachel Swanson, Maria Asplund (visitor), Derek Buhl, Dirk Isbrandt, Viktor Varga. Third row David Sullivan, David Tingley, Andres [...]

News article about Antonio’s study in Quanta Magazine

2019-08-06T15:56:21-04:00August 6th, 2019|

It’s very easy to break things in biology,” said Loren Frank, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco. “It’s really hard to make them work better.” Read the full review here and see our related study below. Long-duration Hippocampal Sharp Wave Ripples Improve Memory Fernández-Ruiz A, Oliva A, Fermino de Oliveira E, Rocha-Almeida F, Tinlgey D, Buzsáki G.. Science, June 2019. [PDF] [Link] [Supplemental]

The Elon Musk challenge

2019-07-20T10:04:59-04:00July 19th, 2019|

In rise of brain implants, blurring lines between man, machine? It sounds far-fetched: With a computer chip implanted in their brains, humans could boost their intelligence with instant access to the internet, write articles like this one by thinking it rather than typing, and communicate with each other without saying a thing ​– what entrepreneur Elon Musk calls “consensual telepathy.” Of course, it’s not really telepathy. It’s radio waves transmitting data from one [...]

Better Memory through Electrical Brain Ripples

2019-06-29T20:22:30-04:00June 16th, 2019|

News article about Antonio’s study in Scientific American by Simon Makin Specific patterns of brain activity are thought to underlie specific processes or computations important for various mental faculties, such as memory. One such “brain signal” that has received a lot of attention recently is known as a “sharp wave ripple”—a short, wave-shaped burst of high-frequency oscillations. Researchers originally identified ripples in the hippocampus, a region crucially involved in memory and [...]

New book by György Buzsáki

2019-02-06T12:18:37-05:00February 6th, 2019|

The Brain from Inside Out Buzsáki, G. The Brain from Inside Out. Oxford University Press (May 2019) [Amazon] Is there a right way to study how the brain works? Following the empiricist’s tradition, the most common approach involves the study of neural reactions to stimuli presented by an experimenter. This ‘outside-in’ method fueled a generation of brain research and now must confront hidden assumptions about causation and concepts that may not hold neatly [...]

Our Stephanie’s community outreach efforts make waves

2018-12-17T19:16:26-05:00December 17th, 2018|

Series Combats Disorders: First Up, Epilepsy People with epilepsy were once thought to be possessed by demons or evil spirits. Dubbed “the sacred disease,” epilepsy was profoundly misunderstood for centuries, even after the disorder was explained to be of human origin. So why is it, so many years later, that epilepsy is still not fully understood? And why is there still so much stigma attached to a disorder which affects [...]