SOFTWARE TOOLBOX FOR ANALYSIS OF NEURAL SPIKE TRAIN DATA

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43MH065012-01
Agency Tracking Number: MH065012
Amount: $97,492.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
PRONGHORN ENGINEERING, BOX 1913, 712 E 15TH ST, CASPER, WY, 82601
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 CHARLOTTE GRUNER
 (307) 235-4685
 CMGRUNER@VCM.COM
Business Contact
 CHARLOTTE GRUNER
Phone: (307) 235-4685
Email: CMGRUMER@VCN.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Understanding how neurons code and process information continues to be a major goal of neuroscientists. Better understanding of neural coding would have wide clinical benefits, for example, in the design of neural implants. Many researchers are recording the electrical spike trains of single neurons and ensembles of neurons to learn about neural coding. Currently available commercial software for analysis of single- unit and multi-unit data is not adequate, especially for the increased demands of analyzing neural ensemble recordings. It is clear that the technology to obtain multi-unit data has far outstripped the currently available methods to analyze such data. The long-term objective of this research program is to develop a MATLAB toolbox for the analysis of single and ensemble neural spike train data, based on advanced signal processing and information theoretic algorithms. The proposed project will produce the first commercially available software to consolidate standard and novel neural analysis techniques for both single-unit and multi-unit neural data. The objective of the Phase I project is to develop a prototype software environment in MATLAB and to research and develop general purpose algorithms for the analysis of single-unit and multi-unit data.

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