21 augustus 2010

Neuroscience Software: Ephus and Scanimage

More pieces of software were presented at the Blog Brain Window.

Ephus Ephus 2.1.0 is a major release, and the only official version at this time. The software is fully described in a publication in Frontiers in Neuroscience. New features include unlimited recording time, with disk streaming, for applications such as EEGs and long traces during in-vivo behavior. A number of additional scripts for in-the-loop control have been added. New configuration/start-up files have been created, with a template to help get up and running quickly. This release also includes a number of bug fixes

ScanImage is another Matlab-related software program that is used for optical imaging and stimulation of neurons in vitro and in vivo. It finds much use a control platform for 2-photon imaging, glutamate uncaging and laser-scanning photostimulation. An early incarnation is described in this paper by Pologruto, et al. It provides a lot of power right out of the box (bidirectional scanning @ 0.5ms/line, etc) and is easily extensible via custom user function plugins

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