Supervisor Alessio Buccino
• Project suggestions:
1. Fine-tune your spike sorting approach: explore and try out different spike sorting strategies presented during the spike sorting tutorial on your own data. What is the best spike sorting algorithm? This project is recommended if you work with extracellular electrophysiology data and you want to improve your spike sorting procedure.
2. Are strong spike correlations affecting spike sorting? Investigate whether correlations in neural activities are affecting spike sorting. f spikes are correlated there is a high chance of “spike collisions”, which degrade spike sorting. Is this really the case? You will simulate ground-truth recordings (using the MEArec simulator) with/without correlations across spike trains and compare the results with SpikeInterface.
• Tutor Availability: Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th