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Sorted neurons excel table
Find/create the electrode depth file corresponding to your monkey in the following location: C:\Users\username\Dropbox\DAG\phys\Monkey_phys_dpz\Mon_sorted_neurons.xlsx (replace username with your username, Monkey with the monkey's name and Mon with the first three letters of the monkey's name).
There are two main sheets in this excel file:
The idea is, that a large part of the information can be updated automatically (see…), while some information has to be added manually in the final_sorting sheet. For both sheets, each line represents one unit recorded in one block (and run) AND/OR the corresponding LFP site
Automaticly created entries
- Monkey: monkey initials (first 3 letters)
- Session: A session counter (irrelevant, but helpful for browsing)
- Date: Date of recording
- Run: Corresponding behavioral run
- Block: ephys recording block
- Chan: electrode number (channel)
- z: Electrode depth (from guide tube tip) - taken from electrode depth file
- Unit: sortcode assigned to this cell (a=first,b=second,…)
- N_spk: Total spike count
- Neuron_ID: Cell identifier (the same cell can be recorded in several blocks !)
- Site_ID: LFP site identifier (Based on electorde depth, same site can be recorded in different blocks and at the same time with different units)
- Times_same_unit: For identifying unique units
Manually added entries
The first three entries should be taken from your notes during sorting. For internal ranking conventions see ???
- SNR_rank: Signal to noise ratio assessment
- Single_rank: Multiunit or single unit
- Stability_rank: How stable were the features across time
The other entries typically don't change within a session
- Set: Dataset, relevant for assigning to specific project (see …)
- Target: Area
- Hemisphere: left/right
- Grid: grid identifier (diameter.number)
- x: grid hole coordinate x
- y: grid hole coordinate y
Other entries ???
Last, but not least, there is another entry which is typically calculated inside the table using different approaches per experimenter: Electrode_travel. All remaining colums serve this purpose.