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Oct 12, 2022  03:10 PM | Jim Brittain
Undergraduate Research Project: Need Advice and Possible Help
My name is Jim and I'm a Computer Science major at Washington State University. I'm currently attending the Tri-Cities campus but my group has members on this campus and in Pullman. We're taking Introduction to Machine Learning, and we're hoping to do a project with neural data science.

Our hope was to get access to a lab for fMRI or EEG data, the project we really want to work on is to teach a learning AI to know what color you're looking at (red, green or blue) from looking at your neural data. 

We could really use some direction in finding neural data that we can put together into a learning AI, (we're all currently reading "Neural Data Science: A Primer for Matlab and Python"), honestly if there was someone that had access to an fMRI or EEG that would let us collect the data that we really want, that'd be amazing.

Respectfully,

Jim
Oct 12, 2022  09:10 PM | Paul Bloom - Columbia University
RE: Undergraduate Research Project: Need Advice and Possible Help
Hi Jim,
I'd highly recommend checking out some of the resources from the Nilearn python package (especially decoding https://nilearn.github.io/dev/auto_examp...). Nilearn has a lot of data you can get started working with, and you can also find a lot of publicly shared fMRI and EEG data on OpenNeuro (https://openneuro.org/).


For the scope of your class project, it will probably be most feasible to analyze one of these open datasets. Collecting new data will probably require substantial time & funding.

Good luck!
Oct 12, 2022  09:10 PM | Amy Overman - Elon University
RE: Undergraduate Research Project: Need Advice and Possible Help
Hi Jim,

There is a nice EEG/ERP database available (link below) with two caveats: 1) The data is intended for use in teaching. I don't see any technical reason why you couldn't use the data for machine learning if the creators permit you to do so. You should contact them and describe your intended use to see if they will allow it. 2) It isn't color perception data. There are six tasks, such as face perception.

https://pursue.richmond.edu/teaching-modules/data-sets/

Amy A. Overman, Ph.D.
State Chair, North Carolina ACE Women's Network
Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Professor, Psychology Department & Neuroscience Program
P.I., Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory & Aging Lab
Elon University