This section covers run modes, persistence in the Flow Plot, tank/block naming prompts, and log files.
Controlling an Experiment
The control buttons allow the user to run or halt the experiment. They are enabled or disabled (grayed out) based on the available choices.
The Flow Plot window is automatically displayed in Preview and Record modes for fast, easy visualization of data.
The Flow Plot Tab
The primary plot includes a default plot configuration for each type of data being recorded. Users can adjust the plot settings to refine the display. The example plot above shows a subplot labeled LFP1 that displays 16 channels of streamed biological data using the Neural Stream Processor gizmo.
Many gizmos add a tab to the tabbed window. The added tab contains runtime control features such as threshold and filtering controls.
Working with Tabs
Tabs can be floated, split, and merged back into the tab framework. Click and drag a tab to float and reposition the window. Right-click a tab then select an option on the shortcut menu to split the main window.
|PCA Spike Sorting and Neural Stream Processor Interfaces|
Any changes to the run-time settings are saved with the Experiment and Subject in the Synapse database. This allows you to The Persistence options on the left toolbar determine how these run-time parameters are saved and reloaded.
Information about the window layout and Flow Plot settings (scale factors, plot positioning, etc) is specific to the User and is separate from experiment persistence information. Options are accessible in the RT Layout button. You must have a named User for the layout to be saved.
|Layout Persistence Dialog|
|Multi-Subject Example Layout|
During run-time, the RT Layout button turns into an FP Setup button, which allows you to edit the location of the stores within the Flow Plot(s) and to hide them altogether.
Toolbar and Menu Reference
A toolbar at the top of the Flow Plot allows the user to control plot animation.
The toolbar contains the following commands:
The Shortcut Menu
Additional commands for scaling and shifting plots are available from a right- click shortcut menu on the Store name in the plot.
Plot Display Options
Users can change the plot type, modify the number of channels viewed, and choose to color traces by channel or sort code in the Display Options dialog.
To modify the display options:
Double-click the left side of the desired subplot, where the store name is displayed
Data Monitor Setup
Users can change settings related to the time span and tracking of the plot window in the Data Monitor Setup window.
Click the Data Monitor button on the plot toolbar to view data monitor settings for the plot.