Open source tools for large-scale neuroscience

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2015 Jun:32:156-63. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2015.04.002. Epub 2015 May 16.


New technologies for monitoring and manipulating the nervous system promise exciting biology but pose challenges for analysis and computation. Solutions can be found in the form of modern approaches to distributed computing, machine learning, and interactive visualization. But embracing these new technologies will require a cultural shift: away from independent efforts and proprietary methods and toward an open source and collaborative neuroscience.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical*
  • Datasets as Topic*
  • Neurosciences / trends*
  • Optical Imaging / methods*
  • Software / standards*