[FUN_Mail] looking for neuroscience related datasets for stats class

Ashley L Juavinett ajuavinett at ucsd.edu
Fri May 21 21:52:21 UTC 2021

Hi all,

I’ve been curating a list of available datasets/databases here: http://bit.ly/openneurodatasets

We use several of these in my neurobiology lab class and in a neural data science class that I designed and teach, which sounds somewhat similar to the class you’ve described below!

Specifically, I use the Allen Cell Types data to teach about distributions and two-sample hypothesis tests (https://github.com/BIPN145/ComputerLabs/blob/master/Lab7_compareCreLines.ipynb) or about creating scatterplots to look for relationships between variables (https://github.com/BIPN145/ComputerLabs/blob/master/Lab3_CompareCellFeatures.ipynb).


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The link below will lead to a data set of brain structure volumes that were machine segmented and measured. Data are from a pediatric data set. HC = healthy controls, SS = schizophrenics, BPwpsy = bipolar w psychosis, BPwopsy = bipolar without psychosis.


William (Bill) Grisham, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Department of Psychology, UCLA
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On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 7:42 PM Judith Ogilvie <judith.ogilvie at slu.edu<mailto:judith.ogilvie at slu.edu>> wrote:
Hi all,
Our math department offers many sections of introductory stats and is working to make the classes more consistent among the different instructors. They use the same dataset throughout the semester and would like to offer students their choice among several different datasets. The math faculty have asked the stakeholders (i.e. departments that require a stats course for their degree) for suggested datasets. I've included a few notes about the course below. I would appreciate any suggestions for a neuroscience-related dataset that can be used for teaching statistics.

Many thanks,
-Judy Ogilvie

Introduction to statistics - key concepts:
Target student will be a producer of statistics (i.e. not just a consumer). R-based course. Includes a little on surveys, experimental design, measuring; standard statistics, normal distribution, data visualization, Shape of scatter plot, interpretation of correlation coefficient r, linear prediction, limitations of regression. Look at grouping of data. Formulas for probability; considerations of independence and conditional probability; binomial distribution. Sampling distribution, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing.

Judith Mosinger Ogilvie, Ph.D., FARVO
Associate Professor of Biology
Co-Director, Neuroscience Program
Saint Louis University
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