[TUTORIAL UNDER DEVELOPMENT: NOT READY FOR PUBLIC USE]
Authors: Soheila Samiee, Francois Tadel
This tutorial explains how to download, import and process animal electrophysiology recordings with Brainstorm. We do not have any good example files to distribute from our website, so we are going to use a dataset available on the Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience website.
Download and installation
Requirements: You have already followed all the introduction tutorials and you have a working copy of Brainstorm installed on your computer.
In order to follow this tutorial you will need to download the sample dataset from the Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience website: http://crcns.org.
First create an account on that website to be able to download the database.
- They review each request, it takes about 24-48 hours to be accepted.
Go the hippocampus recording database (HC3): http://crcns.org/data-sets/hc/hc-3
- Unzip it in a folder that is not in any of the Brainstorm folders (program or database folder)
- Start Brainstorm (Matlab scripts or stand-alone version)
Select the menu File > Create new protocol. Name it "TutorialRat" and select the options:
"Yes, use default anatomy",
"Yes, use only one global channel file".
Electrophysiology recordings can be saved in a large variety of file formats. The dataset we use for this tutorial is avaiable in [EDIT] file format. The full list of formats currently supported by Brainstorm is available here. If you cannot find a way to import you recordings in Brainstorm, please contact us through the user forum, we will work on adding the support for your files.
- Step by step instructions to get the data into Brainstorm
- Maybe nothing?
For details on the phase-amplitude coupling (PAC) theory and software documentation, please refer to the following dedicated tutorial: Phase-amplitude coupling.
- Step by step instructions to run the PAC estimate on the rat recordings