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About alm-4

Description of dataset alm-4 (anterior lateral motor cortex 4).

Summary of the data

These experiments measure neuronal responses from anterior lateral motor cortex (ALM) and deep cerebellar nucleus (CN) of adult mice performing pole location discrimination with a short-term memory. In some cases, we manipulate activity of one brain region while recording from the other region. The data included are:

  • 34 sessions (9 mice), ALM recording during fastigial or dentate photoactivation
  • 20 sessions (4 mice), ALM recording during DCN photoinhibition

The data were used in the following publication:

Gao Z, Davis C, Thomas AM, Economo MN, Abrego AM, Svoboda K, De Zeeuw CI, Li N (2018). A cortico-cerebellar loop for motor planning. Nature, in press.

Format of the data

The data are stored in Matlab files. Demo scripts which use the data are included. Details are in the document linked-to at the bottom of this page. Total size of the data is about 13 GB.

Conditions for usage of this data in publications

If you publish any work using the data, please cite the Gao, et. al., publication above and also cite the data set using the following:

Nuo Li (2018); Extracellular recordings from anterior lateral motor cortex (ALM) and cerebellar nucleus neurons of adult mice performing a tactile decision behavior.

The above citation uses a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) which is assigned to the data set.  The DOI was created using DataCite ( and the California Digital Library, "EZID" system (

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