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The ups and downs of neuroscience shares

The ups and downs of neuroscience shares Neuroinformatics © Copyright 2006 by Humana Press Inc. All rights of any nature whatsoever are reserved. 1539-2791/06/213–216/$30.00 (Online) 1559-0089 DOI: 10.1385/NI:4:3:213 Editorial Giorgio A. Ascoli Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study and Psychology Department, George Mason University, Fairfax,VA Neuroinformatics deals with the develop- information (e.g., for brain imaging), and the ment of an information science infrastructure marginal cost of data annotation compared for neuroscience. Essential as it may be, the with data acquisition (e.g., for electrophysio- infrastructure is only as useful as the content logical records). it is meant to support and leverage. Much of There are some kinds of data, however, for neuroinformatics thus depends on the avail- which none of these issues apply. A clear, if ability of data, tools, and resources, with an restricted, example is constituted by digital emphasis on digital formats and electronic reconstructions of neuronal morphology. access. This is why the social and political Complex neuronal arborizations are labori- aspects of data sharing are often debated in ously traced by skilled operators into electronic neuroinformatics alongside the technical and files for visualization and analysis. These files scientific issues. can be shared with others and are useful for It is common knowledge that there are http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Neuroinformatics Springer Journals

The ups and downs of neuroscience shares

Neuroinformatics , Volume 4 (3) – Apr 11, 2007

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Humana Press Inc.
Subject
Chemistry; Biotechnology; Engineering, general; Neurology
ISSN
1539-2791
eISSN
1559-0089
DOI
10.1385/NI:4:3:213
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16943627
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Abstract

Neuroinformatics © Copyright 2006 by Humana Press Inc. All rights of any nature whatsoever are reserved. 1539-2791/06/213–216/$30.00 (Online) 1559-0089 DOI: 10.1385/NI:4:3:213 Editorial Giorgio A. Ascoli Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study and Psychology Department, George Mason University, Fairfax,VA Neuroinformatics deals with the develop- information (e.g., for brain imaging), and the ment of an information science infrastructure marginal cost of data annotation compared for neuroscience. Essential as it may be, the with data acquisition (e.g., for electrophysio- infrastructure is only as useful as the content logical records). it is meant to support and leverage. Much of There are some kinds of data, however, for neuroinformatics thus depends on the avail- which none of these issues apply. A clear, if ability of data, tools, and resources, with an restricted, example is constituted by digital emphasis on digital formats and electronic reconstructions of neuronal morphology. access. This is why the social and political Complex neuronal arborizations are labori- aspects of data sharing are often debated in ously traced by skilled operators into electronic neuroinformatics alongside the technical and files for visualization and analysis. These files scientific issues. can be shared with others and are useful for It is common knowledge that there are

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NeuroinformaticsSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 11, 2007

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