Scientists have launched the first open-access database for neurons

Myles Gough, Science Alert, Apr 04, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

By 'scientists' they mean computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University, and by 'database for neurons' they mean 'an open-access database indexing all the known physiological information about neurons, which can be roughly classified into 300 types.' They are edmploying data-mining from scientific research to build their model: "These algorithms extracted portions of the text identifying the type of neuron studied, which enabled these papers to be categorised. The algorithms also isolated and retrieved information relating to how these neurons functioned, how the experiments on them have been conducted, and which data were recorded."

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