Sparse Space-Time Deconvolution for Calcium Image Analysis

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 27 (NIPS 2014)

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Ferran Diego Andilla, Fred A. Hamprecht


We describe a unified formulation and algorithm to find an extremely sparse representation for Calcium image sequences in terms of cell locations, cell shapes, spike timings and impulse responses. Solution of a single optimization problem yields cell segmentations and activity estimates that are on par with the state of the art, without the need for heuristic pre- or postprocessing. Experiments on real and synthetic data demonstrate the viability of the proposed method.