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Easy Electrophysiology is an integrated analysis environment including routines for curve fitting, post-synaptic event and action potential analyses, data resampling, filtering, detrending and more.


All analysis code is open source, so you know exactly what is happening to your data.

High-performance interactive graphs permit convenient inspection and editing of results, with tabular data easily exported to .xlsx and .csv format. Analysis settings can be conveniently saved across sessions, while a 'Batch Mode' allows rapid sequential analysis convenient for the analysis of large datasets.


Please see below for data tools and analysis possibilities

Electrophysiology data

  • loads .ABF, AxonGraph, .WCP / .EDR, HEKA, WaveSurfer and Spike2 files

  • Save all traces and results to .csv and .xlsx

Curve Fitting

  • Interactive fitting windows for flexible baseline and fit-region specification

  • Fit up to 6 curves on a record at once and fit across all records in one click

  • Fitting of:

    • Minimum, maximum, mean, median​

    • Area under curve 

    • Max slope

    • Monoexponential decay

    • Biexponential decay

    • Triexponential decay

    • Biexponential 'Event' including event kinetic analysis


Event Detection

  • Generate and refine a template biexponential curve by fitting to your data

  • Detect events with template-matching (with correlation, detection criterion or deconvoltuion methods) or peak-threshold algorithms

  • Automated baseline and decay routines allow event detection robust to complex waveforms

  • Convenient graphical interface for template fitting and manual event selection / rejection

  • Specify amplitude and baseline thresholds as a:

    • straight line

    • polynomial curve

    • RMS threshold

    • draw by hand

  • Automated event parameter calculation:

    • Upsample to 200 kHz before parameter estimation

    • rise times (specify low/high cutoff e.g. 10-90)

    • thrise, decay, half width

    • area under curve

    • fit monoexponential, biexponentials to all events

    • decay with amplitude % method

  • Generate and plot cumulative probabilities / histograms


Action Potential Counting

  • Automated action-potential (AP) detection algorithms.
    • Specify a cut-off or use automatic detection of individual spikes.
  • Calculation of:

    • first-spike latency

    • mean inter-spike interval

    • spike-frequent accommodation (first / last spike division and local variance methods)

  • ​View and save peak times for every AP in the recording.


Action Potential Kinetics

  • Auto-detect or manually select spikes for kinetic analysis​

  • Interpolate to 200 kHz sampling frequency before rise time and half-width analysis.

  • Rise and decay time (user can input % cut-offs e.g. 10-90)

  • Half width

  • Multiple threshold-measurement methods, including:

    • first and third derivative (specify a cut-off or take maximum), phase-space methods (Sekerli et al., 2004).

  • Fast and medim after-hyperpolarisation (fAHP and mAHP).

  • Phase plot analysis


Input Resistance (current clamp)

  • Calculate current injection from data or input your own protocols​.

  • Calculate input resistance as linear fit to ΔV / ΔI  data

  • Measure voltage sag or hump.


Data Tools

  • Upsampling (cubic spline, linear or nearest-neighbour)

  • Downsampling (with lowpass filtering)

  • Filtering (bessel, butterworth)

  • Detrending (linear, polynomial)

  • Baseline removal

  • Average across records

  • Cut and edit record length

  • Concatenate or reshape record number


Analysis Methods

  • Conveniently view summary statistics of all analyzed parameters

  • Kolmogorov-Smirnov analyses of data distributions

  • Burst detection and analysis for Events and Action Potentials

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