NeuroQuest: a comprehensive analysis tool for extracellular neural ensemble recordings

J Neurosci Methods. 2012 Feb 15;204(1):189-201. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2011.10.027. Epub 2011 Nov 10.


Analyzing the massive amounts of neural data collected using microelectrodes to extract biologically relevant information is a major challenge. Many scientific findings rest on the ability to overcome these challenges and to standardize experimental analysis across labs. This can be facilitated in part through comprehensive, efficient and practical software tools disseminated to the community at large. We have developed a comprehensive, MATLAB-based software package - entitled NeuroQuest - that bundles together a number of advanced neural signal processing algorithms in a user-friendly environment. Results demonstrate the efficiency and reliability of the software compared to other software packages, and versatility over a wide range of experimental conditions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Action Potentials / physiology*
  • Algorithms*
  • Animals
  • Computer Graphics
  • Data Display*
  • Humans
  • Nerve Net / physiology*
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Programming Languages*
  • Software Design
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface