A crystal made of manganese and other elements that provides a strong hyperfine interaction between the nucleus and electrons is just a few millimeters wide. It is shown next to a 100 Yen coin for scale.
OIST Professor Denis Konstantinov and Dr. Leonid Abdurakhimov, a post doctoral research scholar, install the superconducting magnet that is used in the experiment to fine-tune the frequency of nuclear spins.
The color plot represents the interaction between the microwave photons at different frequencies and the nuclei in a manganese carbonate crystal. The blue indicates there is no motion at that particular frequency, meaning the microwave has not coupled...
Dr. Sho Aoki, a post-doctoral researcher in OIST’s Neurobiology Research Unit.
Figure 2. A schematic shows the two key behavioral tests presented to the rats. In both tests, rats were initially required to go to a right lever for a sugar pellet reward, and subsequently they had to change a strategy following a light cue that...
Figure 1. The image on the left shows all neurons (the black dots) in the rat striatum, a part of the brain that is involved in higher-level decision-making. The image on the right shows just the cholinergic interneurons. There are far fewer black...
Connectivity map of a Multi-electrode Array (MEA) showing electrophysiological activity between the electrodes.
The top half of the MEA housed the compartment containing cells from the mouse cortex. The bottom half housed the compartment containing cells from the mouse striatum. When the axons reaching across the divide were cut with a knife, the...
Seated: From left to right, Marianela Garcia-Munoz, Professor Gordon Arbuthnott, Head of the Brain Mechanism for Behaviour Unit and Reuven Pnini. Standing: From left to right, Eddy Taillefer, Quoc-Viet Ha and Professor Jonathan Miller, Head of the...
Doctors Payal Shah (left) and Kathy Balis (right) during their visit to Sebangau National Park.
This figure maps the variation in the effect of protection on the percentage change in forest cover across Kerinci Seblat National Park. Red indicates least effective protection while dark green indicates greatest protection.