4 Jul 2016
In the year 2020, Japan plans to launch the next generation of supercomputer called post K, which is about 100 times faster than the current...
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8 Mar 2016
The Neural Computation Unit combines theoretical, biological, and engineering approaches to look at reinforcement learning and adaptive systems. March 2016 Neural Computation Unit (Professor Kenji...
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5 Dec 2014
Governments the world over are now focusing their efforts in research towards mapping the brain to understand its secrets. America has The BRAIN Initiative and Europe, The Human Brain Project. Japan’...
Type: News Article
5 Dec 2014
The microscopic imaging of the structure of single neurons Image by Prof. Tetsuo Yamamori, National Institute for Basic Biology, Brain/MINDS Project
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5 Dec 2014
The mesoscopic organization of neural networks imaged by genetic tools. Image by Prof. Kenichi Ohki, Kyushu University, Brain/MINDS Project
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5 Dec 2014
The macroscopic connection between brain areas being revealed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Image by Prof. Tadayuki Okano, Keio University, Brain/MINDS Project
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5 Dec 2014
Professor Kenji Doya, head of the Neural Computation Unit at OIST
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22 Aug 2014
Lining up in a long queue for a popular restaurant or waiting for the arrival of a date requires a great deal of patience. Our lives are full of decisions involving patience, yet it needs to be...
Type: Press release
22 Aug 2014
Figure 2. Effect of serotonin activation on waiting for delayed reward The mouse easily could wait for 3 and 6 seconds to receive delayed food. When the duration was 9 seconds, the failure in waiting...
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Control of serotonin neural activity by light
22 Aug 2014
Figure 1. Control of serotonin neural activity by light (A) The picture on the left shows serotonin neurons in red. The middle picture shows neurons expressing light sensitive proteins in green. The...
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11 Apr 2014
A new paper by OIST’s Neural Computation Unit has demonstrated the usefulness of robots in studying evolution.  Published in PLOS ONE, Stefan Elfwing, a...
Type: News Article
10 Apr 2014
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