Classification of GABAergic interneurons by leading neuroscientists

Mihaljevic, Bojan and Benavides Piccione, Ruth and Bielza Lozoya, María Concepción and Larrañaga Múgica, Pedro María and Felipe Oroquieta, Javier de (2019). Classification of GABAergic interneurons by leading neuroscientists. "Scientific Data", v. 6 (n. 221); pp. 1-6. ISSN 2052-4463.


Title: Classification of GABAergic interneurons by leading neuroscientists
  • Mihaljevic, Bojan
  • Benavides Piccione, Ruth
  • Bielza Lozoya, María Concepción
  • Larrañaga Múgica, Pedro María
  • Felipe Oroquieta, Javier de
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Scientific Data
Date: October 2019
ISSN: 2052-4463
Volume: 6
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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There is currently no unique catalog of cortical GABAergic interneuron types. In 2013, we asked 48 leading neuroscientists to classify 320 interneurons by inspecting images of their morphology. That study was the first to quantify the degree of agreement among neuroscientists in morphology-based interneuron classification, showing high agreement for the chandelier and Martinotti types, yet low agreement for most of the remaining types considered. Here we present the dataset containing the classification choices by the neuroscientists according to interneuron type as well as to five prominent morphological features. These data can be used as crisp or soft training labels for learning supervised machine learning interneuron classifiers, while further analyses can try to pinpoint anatomical characteristics that make an interneuron especially difficult or especially easy to classify.

Funding Projects

Government of SpainTIN2016-79684-PUnspecifiedUniversidad Politécnica de MadridAvances en clasificación multidimensional y detección de anomalías con redes bayesianas
Horizon 2020785907HBP SGA2École Polytechnique Fédérale de LausaneHuman Brain Project Specific Grant Agreement 2

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Item ID: 63560
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DOI: 10.1038/s41597-019-0246-8
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 23 Oct 2020 08:07
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2020 08:58
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