Currently the FIND-Toolbox accommodates import of multiple proprietary data formats, based on the Neuroshare Project . Physiological data from different acquisition systems and Network simulations Environments can now be compared using identical analysis methods. This allows verifying of both results across experiments and laboratories as well as direct comparison of simulation results and electrophysiological recordings.
Currently supported Data-Formats are:
- Alpha Omega
- Plexon Inc.
- R.C. Electronics Inc.
- Tucker-Davis Technologies
- Cyberkinetics Inc.
- Cambridge Electronic Design
- Multi Channel Systems GmbH
- NEST Neuronal Simulation Environment, see also 
- Morrison A, Mehring C, Geisel T, Aertsen A, Diesmann M (2005) Advancing the boundaries of high connectivity network simulation with distributed computing, Neural Computation, 17 (8):1776-1801
Please note: All Neuroshare based import will work on WINDOWS ONLY!
Linux based data import is available for:
- Meabench data.
- Gerstein Data Format
- A Linux loader for Multi Channel Systems files is "work in progress".
- Data generated using NEST and PyNN
- Spike2 files (Cambridge Electronic Design) with the help of the SON library provided by Malcolm Lidierth (King's College London)
Here we hope the beta-testers (A big thanks to all of them!) will help us to spot bugs.
- Storage of Neural Events
- Spike Detection
- Spike Sorting - based on Klustakwik and own software
- Unitary Events (see Gruen et al. 1999)
- Nonlinear Analysis Toolkit (see e.g. Pereda et al 2005)
- Spike Sorting Outlier Analysis
- Enhanced parallel Point Process Simulation Environment
- Multi Dimensional Scaling
- Spike Train Metrics
Work in progess:
This is a list of things we are working on / thinking about. Your ideas / contributions are welcome. Parts are already available, some features might work as desired, some are still under development.
- Data Segment Explorer
- Analysis of Visual Stimulation Experiments (e.g. Spike triggered average, Spike triggered covariance ...)
- Fast Data Viewer (non Matlab based)
The News - Archive
- Christian Garbers presented the FIND toolbox at the 3rd FACETS Code Jam on October 9th 2009 at the BCCN Freiburg
- The FIND-toolbox in teaching: Lecture and Exercises during the BCCN / NWG Course on Analysis and Models in Neurophysiology, 11. - 16. October 2009 at the BCCN Freiburg
- Prof Ulrich Egert spoke about FIND at the CNS 2009
Symposium on Neuroinformatics - Data Sharing and Data Analysis in Neurophysiology, July 22-23, 2009
- 2nd RELEASE: FIND version 1.1, Freiburg 17. Dec. 2008
- Poster at the BCCN-Meeting in Munich 8.-10. Oct. 2008. :
- Demonstration of the FIND-Toolbox at the INCF stand and Poster Presentation at the FENS FORUM 2008, Geneva 12.-16. July 2008:
- 1st RELEASE: FIND version 1.0 , Freiburg 1. May 2008
- Poster at the SfN Meeting 2007 in San Diego: Characterizing Neural Network Dynamics: Analyzing Neural Activity Using the FIND Toolbox
- The FIND-toolbox in teaching: Lecture during the BCCN / NWG Course on Analysis and Models in Neurophysiology, 01. - 05. October 2007.
- Presentation of FIND at the BCCN-Meeting in Goettingen 27-29. Sept. 2007.
- SERVER MAINTENANCE
The Server with the FIND-Repository will be temporary not reachable between Mon 17th Sept. 2007 and Wed 19th Sept. 2007. We are sorry for the inconveniences.
- Educating the Future
The FIND-Toolbox is presented at the European network "Symposium of Biology Students in Europe" - SymBioSE in in Latvia (1.-10. August 2007).
- Presentation of the FIND-Toolbox on the "Annual NEUREX Meeting" in Freiburg (22./23. June 07)
For further information see the program website.
- New Website released - 2007-06-18
We are happy to present the new wiki based website.
- FIND meets CARMEN - 2007-05-25
- New website under construction - 2007-05-02
We are currently in the process of creating a new website for the FIND project. Please check for changes.
- FIND on display - 2007-03-29
The first official FIND-Toolbox demo during the 7th Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society 2007. Thanks to all visitors for the positive feedback!