A map plot shows annotations versus time-points. Objects persisting from one session to the next are connected with a line.

All map plots are highly interactive. Selecting an object will propagate this selection to other map and stack plots. Right-click an object to plot a run.

There are two special plots provided in the time-series panel: Object Map and Segment Map.

Colors

The colors of objects in a map denote their dynamics.

  • Green : Added
  • Red : Subtracted
  • Blue : Transient (1 session)
  • Yellow : Persistent
  • White : Bad

Top control bar

Toggle the top control bar on and off with keyboard ‘c’.

  • Segment ID. Plot individual segments. Use ‘All Segments’ to plot all segment. This is only used for spine annotations.
  • Bad. Toggle display of annotations tagged as bad.
  • Int Bad. Toggle display of annotations tagged as intensity bad.
  • Stats. Display a table of statistics (mean/sd/se/n) for plotted data.
  • Raw. Display a table of raw data.

Examples

There are two special plots provided in the time-series panel: Object Map and Segment Map. A large number of plots can be generated using the plot panel.

This is an example of a ‘Spine Map’ showing the position of each spine on its dendritic segment. The lines connect persistent spines across time-points. Added spines are green, subtracted are red, and transient are blue. Spines tagged bad are in white. This plot is showing each time-point as a function of the day it was acquired with the first time-point being the zero day.

A map plot of spine length in μm (sLen2d) versus map session.

A map plot of spine length in μm (sLen2d) for time-point 1 versus time-point 0. Each point is the length of a single spine measured in session 0 (bottom axis) and again in session 1 (left axis).

Right-click menu

Keyboard

  Key Result
Navigation    
  Arrow-keys Pan
  +/- Zoom in/out
  mouse-wheel Zoom in/out
  enter Full Zoom (reset zoom)
Data    
  esc Cancel selection (including masks)
  b Mark selected object as bad (press ‘b’ again to mark it good
  e Edit plotted data in table
General    
  r refresh plot
  d toggle dynamics coloring
  f toggle forced coloring
  c toggle top control bar
  i open/close object info panel
  h display help