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Episode #164: Python in Brain Research at the Allen Institute

Published Fri, Jun 1, 2018, recorded Fri, May 4, 2018.

This episode is carbon neutral.
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:
Allen Brain Observatory overview video:
Cell Types:
First open database of live human brain cells video:

Research packages

Allen Institute's Github page:

Jobs at The Allen Institute:

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