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Whisk specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_19745
Name Whisk
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface, Graphical user interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages MATLAB, Python
License BSD 3-clause “New” or “Revised” License
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.0.0e
Stability Stable
Source code URL https://codeload.github.com/nclack/whisk/tar.gz/v1.1.0e
Maintained Yes




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Decoupling kinematics and mechanics reveals coding properties of trigeminal ganglion neurons in the rat vibrissal system

PMCID: 4999311
PMID: 27348221
DOI: 10.7554/eLife.13969.019

[…] and the radial location of touch are coded, an issue not considered by petersen's group, albeit these play a lesser role in determining the spike response. petersen's group shows that phase in the whisk cycle is encoded in the absence of touch, an issue not explored by hartmann. thus the two papers agree on the big issue, perhaps not in every detail, and otherwise offer complementary […]

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Whisk institution(s)
Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA, USA
Whisk funding source(s)
Supported by The Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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