Momento USP Inovação has interviewed NeuroMat's director, Antonio Galves, on the research agenda the center has advanced. Galves has commented on the association between neurobiology and mathematics, the main topic areas of the center. According to him, mathematics are key to formulate the questions that neurobiology puts forward and to understand brain functioning. Jornal da USP, 6/6/2018. (In Portuguese)
The NeuroMat Database provides an open-access platform for sharing and searching data and metadata generated and collected through NeuroMat’s initiatives such as with brachial plexus avulsion and Parkinson’s disease. The data is anonymized for sensitive information and feed the NeuroMat Database that is publicly available.
by Claudia Domingues Vargas and Fabio Kon
The Goalkeeper Game is a computer game being developed by the NeuroMat team since June 2015, associated to the experimental protocol being developed with plasticity in brachial plexus avulsion. In this game, brain signatures are evaluated through the performance of the participant in guessing the next direction chosen by the penalty-taker. The system records the sequence of guesses of the player, who must identify the context tree model used by a virtual penalty-taker.
NES is a web-based system that provides neuroscience experiments data and metadata record facilities in a secure and user-friendly platform. It was designed to provide a single repository for the experimental data of an entire research laboratory, group, or project. NES is a free software tool, developed using open technologies and tools that can be easily installed and used in any research laboratory. Its modular structure and web interface provide an intuitive use of its data management functionalities. NES was developed to combine experimental data with its provenance information. The system also allows recording of additional data for experimental volunteers, such as information on clinical history and socio-demographic data. NES requires the experimenter to record in detail each step involved in the experimental protocol before storing collected primary data. The experimental protocol is described as a workflow, which can contain both sequential and parallel steps. NES uses a standardized data model in neuroscience, enabling interoperability with other initiatives for data representation standardization. NES is licensed under Mozilla Public License version 2.0 and its source code and documentation are available at github.com/neuromat/nes.
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