Technology

In the Lee Lab, we utilize our custom developed Picto software framework for the design and execution of experiments and data analyses. The software provides a simple and intuitive development environment for designing experiments and defining data extraction and analysis algorithms. It abstracts the complexity of coordinating behavioral and neural data collection: obtaining precise timings, dealing with the non-real time nature of the computer operating system, synchronizing the presentation of stimuli with the timing of the visual display, providing rewards, and the like. The result is that researchers are free to focus on research without worrying about the technical details of managing a complex experimental framework. The Picto framework was developed by Joseph Schnurr, Matthew Gay, and Mark Hammond.