A Shared Vision for Machine Learning in Neuroscience.

TitleA Shared Vision for Machine Learning in Neuroscience.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsVu M-AT, Adali T, Ba D, Buzsaki G, Carlson D, Heller K, Liston C, Rudin C, Sohal V, Widge AS, Mayberg HS, Sapiro G, Dzirasa K
JournalJ Neurosci
Date Published2018 Jan 26

With ever-increasing advancements in technology, neuroscientists are able to collect data in greater volumes and with finer resolution. The bottleneck in understanding how the brain works is consequently shifting away from the amount and type of data we can collect and toward what we actually do with the data. There has been a growing interest in leveraging this vast volume of data across levels of analysis, measurement techniques, and experimental paradigms to gain more insight into brain function. Such efforts are visible at an international scale, with the emergence of big data neuroscience initiatives such as the BRAIN initiative(Bargmann et al. 2014), the Human Brain Project, the Human Connectome Project, and the National Institute of Mental Health's (NIMH) Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative. With these large-scale projects, much thought has been given to data-sharing across groups(Poldrack and Gorgolewski 2014; Sejnowski, Churchland, and Movshon 2014); however, even with such data-sharing initiatives, funding mechanisms, and infrastructure, there still exists the challenge of how to cohesively integrate all the data. At multiple stages and levels of neuroscience investigation, machine learning holds great promise as an addition to the arsenal of analysis tools for discovering how the brain works.

Alternate JournalJ. Neurosci.
PubMed ID29374138