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Nat Neurosci. 2014 Nov;17(11):1440-1. doi: 10.1038/nn.3839.

Putting big data to good use in neuroscience.

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1
1] Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, USA. [2] Division of Biological Sciences, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA.
2
1] Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, USA. [2] Department of Philosophy, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA.
3
Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, New York, USA.

Abstract

Big data has transformed fields such as physics and genomics. Neuroscience is set to collect its own big data sets, but to exploit its full potential, there need to be ways to standardize, integrate and synthesize diverse types of data from different levels of analysis and across species. This will require a cultural shift in sharing data across labs, as well as to a central role for theorists in neuroscience research.

PMID:
25349909
PMCID:
PMC4224030
DOI:
10.1038/nn.3839
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