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About mt-1

Information about the data including cells, stimuli, format of the data.

Summary of the data

The data set contains recordings of spiking response from 84 neurons in area MT of awake adult macaque monkeys in response to complex motion stimuli.  Experiments were performed by Farhan Khawaja and David Liu in the laboratory of Christopher Pack at McGill University. Yuwei Cui and Danial Butts were involved in the processing and analysis of the data.

Experimental procedures, stimulus generation, and modeling details are described in:
Cui Y, Liu DL, Khawaja FA, Pack CC, Butts DA (2013) Diverse suppressive influences in area MT and selectivity to complex motion features. J Neurosci 34(42): 16715-16728

Format of the data

Stimulus and neuron-response files are in MatLab format. The format is describe in file ccrcns-mt1-data-description.pdf. Total space for the data is about 450 MB (compressed).

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Getting help using the data

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How to cite the data

Publications created through usage of the data should cite the publication given above and also cite the data set in the following recommended format:

Cui Y, Liu DL, Khawaja FA, Pack CC, Butts DA (2013).  Spiking activity in area MT of awake adult macaques in response to complex motion features.

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 (


This work was supported by a joint NSF/CIHR funded CRCNS award (IIS-0904430/CNS-103331).

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