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Medical Ted Video: Allan Jones: A map of the brain

  1. Nov 13, 2011 #1

    rhody

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    http://www.ted.com/talks/allan_jone..._campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email"
    http://www.ted.com/speakers/allan_jones.html" [Broken]
    http://human.brain-map.org/explorer.html" [Broken]
    Lots of explore and research here, cheers Paul Allen of Microsoft for making the tool(s), data available to everyone.

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  3. Nov 16, 2011 #2

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    Interesting resource. There are many potential applications of this if the database can be expanded beyond the limited amount of subjects it currently has.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2011 #3

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    I've considered using the brain atlas for a computational neurogenetics research topic I have in mind.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2011 #4

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    Keep us in the loop if you go forward with it, OK ?

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  6. Nov 16, 2011 #5

    Pythagorean

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    There's a book if you're interested:
    http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1534301

    One of the approaches I found in here is where you use traditional spiking neurons (i.e. Hodgkins-Huxley type neuron models) but consider genetic networks as parameter inputs to your neurons.

    So you'd have a higher level neural network running off of the lower level genetic network.

    Of course, if I actually started doing the project and investing time/energy in to it, I probably wouldn't share my methods and results until I published :biggrin:
     
  7. Nov 17, 2011 #6

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    Interesting. Has anyone managed to predict some intrinsic properties of a neuron from its transcriptional profile?

    This looks like it might be related? http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/faculty/nelson.html
     
  8. Nov 18, 2011 #7

    Pythagorean

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    That looks similar to a method described by Kasabov (using ECOS for gene expression profiling) in the book I linked.

    The book also mentions a few applications for schizophrenia, mental retardation, general development, and LTP; I know the models can make predictions, I don't know how well they are verified.
     
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