Quantifying barcodes of dendritic spines using entropy-based metrics.
Viggiano D., Srivastava DP., Speranza L., Perrone-Capano C., Bellenchi GC., di Porzio U., Buckley NJ.
Spine motility analysis has become the mainstay for investigating synaptic plasticity but is limited in its versatility requiring complex, non automatized instrumentations. We describe an entropy-based method for determining the spatial distribution of dendritic spines that allows successful estimation of spine motility from still images. This method has the potential to extend the applicability of spine motility analysis to ex vivo preparations.