The aim of this workshop is to familiarize participants with fundamental analysis techniques applied to invasive primate electrophysiological data. The focus will be on analyzing single unit activity and local field potentials recorded from behaving animals. There will be morning lectures followed by related hands-on programming and analysis of electrophysiological data from monkey in the afternoon. Participants will gain deep insight into both physiological and theoretical basis of how to interpret electrophysiological data in behaving animals.


Who can attend?

Researchers, postdocs and Ph.D. students with background in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, physics and related fields are strongly encouraged to attend this comprehensive workshop. Familiarity with electrophysiological data and MATLAB programing is needed.


When and where?

The workshop will be held 30 Dec. 2017 – 1 January 2018 (9-11 Dey 1396) at the Institute for Research in Fundamental Science (IPM), Niavaran Building, Bahonar Sq., Tehran.


How much does it cost?

Registration fee is 250,000 Toomans which covers six coffee breaks and three lunches during the workshop. On-site registration will not be available.


How to apply?

Please send your CV to no later than 15 Dec 2017 (24 Azar 1396). Upon acceptance of your application, you will receive complementary information on how to proceed with registration.


Organizing committee:

Dr. Bahareh Taghizadeh, Dr. Amin Mirzaei, Saeed Karimimehr, Erfan Zabeh,

Dr. Ali Ghazizadeh, Dr. Reza Lashgari




Analysis of spiking activity (Theory and exercise)
Signal acquisition (spike sorting)
Firing rate and PSTH
Tuning curve
Population vector
Noise correlation
Signal correlation
Reverse correlation
Analysis of LFP signal (Theory and exercise)
Computing LFP power spectral density using the Welch’s method
Zero-phase filtering of LFP signal
Hilbert transform to extract phase and envelope of the filtered LFP
Simultaneous analysis of spike and LFP (Theory and exercise)
LFP-LFP coherence
Spike-Field coherence
Phase locking value of the spike activity
Closing lecture
  LFP response properties in area V1