Anakyze spike trains exported from multi-electrode arrays
Updated 29 Feb 2024
Analyze spike train data exported from multi-electrode array recordings with advanced visualizations. Matlab not required.
This stand-alone tool gives you the ability to:
Load spike trains from a variety of electrode layouts
Select electrodes from a graphical display
Crop time segments
Calculate electrode-specific metrics for spike activity
Plot and export raster plots in publication-ready format
Plot plate-wide activity with a bin size of your choosing
Calcualte bursts based on your own burst definition
Calculate periodic intervals for plate-wide activity
Calculate and visualize network correlation activity
Export 3D visualizations and videos
All parameters are adjustable

Cite As

Raha Dastgheyb (2024). MEAnalyzer (, GitHub. Retrieved .

Dastgheyb, Raha M., et al. “MEAnalyzer – a Spike Train Analysis Tool for Multi Electrode Arrays.” Neuroinformatics, Springer Science and Business Media LLC, July 2019, doi:10.1007/s12021-019-09431-0.

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MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2021a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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Version Published Release Notes

Fixed bug in loading csvs


The newest update includes a macOS version and fixes bugs with the 120 electrode layout.


Methods Published in Neuroinformatics:


- added support for more electrode layouts
- added ability to load csv spike trains with no layout associated
- added more functionality for exporting figures in publication-ready format
- added more functionality for voltage visualizations


Fixed bug when exporting data


Now reads files converted with MCS experimenter and allows for different electrode layouts


To view or report issues in this GitHub add-on, visit the GitHub Repository.
To view or report issues in this GitHub add-on, visit the GitHub Repository.