Analysis of neuro-behavioral Discovery(TM) data on the Macintosh computer

Rokny Akhavein, Craig Weiss*, Charles R. Larson, John F. Disterhoft

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Abstract

This paper describes a suite of routines using IgorPro, a powerful analysis and graphing software package for the Macintosh computer, to enhance the ability to analyze, manipulate, and display data recorded with the Discovery(TM) acquisition software marketed by DataWave Technologies. The routines are able to time-align fast and slow data channels, and are especially useful for analyses that involve both neural and behavioral data. The software was designed for eyeblink conditioning and vocalization experiments, but it can easily be used for analyzing other types of neurobehavioral data. The data are first prepared on the PC with routines that inspect the header of the data file and translate the data file into a compact binary format that can be read by IgorPro. An option is also available to splice out data from unnecessary portions of an intertrial interval. The new file is then put on the Macintosh computer for display and analysis by IgorPro. These routines enable both neural and behavioral data to be quickly and easily reduced, manipulated, and statistically and graphically summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-140
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Methods
Volume70
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 28 1996

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Keywords

  • BrainWave
  • DataWave
  • electrophysiological instrumentation
  • eyeblink conditioning
  • hippocampus
  • neurophysiology
  • on line system
  • single neuron recording
  • vocalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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