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Python in Brain Research at the Allen Institute

Episode #164, published Fri, Jun 1, 2018, recorded Fri, May 4, 2018

The brain is truly one of the final frontiers of human exploration. Understanding how brains work has vast consequences for human health and computation. Imagine how computers might change if we actually understood how thinking and even consciousness worked.

On this episode, you'll meet Justin Kiggins and Corinne Teeter who are research scientists using Python for their daily work at the Allen Institute for Brain Science. They are joined by Nicholas Cain who is a software developer supporting scientists there using Python as well.

Even if you aren't interested in brain science directly, I encourage you to listen to the entire interview. It's really fascinating.

Links from the show

Twitter: @alleninstitute
Brain Observatory: observatory.brain-map.org
Allen Brain Observatory overview video: youtube.com
Cell Types: celltypes.brain-map.org
First open database of live human brain cells video: youtube.com

Research packages
allensdk: alleninstitute.github.io/AllenSDK
bmtk: github.com/AllenInstitute/bmtk
neuroglia: neuroglia.readthedocs.io

Allen Institute's Github page: github.com/AllenInstitute

Jobs at The Allen Institute: alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/brain-science/careers/job-search
Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm

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