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About pvc-7

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

Summary of the data

The data set consists of image data collected using a two-photon microscope with resonant and galvo scanners, and a MaiTai femtosecond laser. The mice, fitted with head-plates and a cranial window, ran on a freely-rotating disc while visual stimuli were presented to the eye contralateral to the imaged layer 4 region. 

Format of the data

The primary image data is in provided in HDF5 file format (.h5). Additional details are provided in text files (.txt,.csv) and video files (.avi).  The contents of these files are described in the "contents.txt" file which is included with the data set.  Total data size is about 141 GB.

How to download the data

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How to cite the data

Publications created through usage of the data should cite the data set in the following recommended format:

Garner, Aleena (2014): In vivo calcium imaging of layer 4 cells in the mouse using sinusoidal grating stimuli.

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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