The striatum is part of the inner core of the brain that processes decisions and movements. OIST researchers investigated how the striatum's three regions -- the ventral, dorsomedial and dorsolateral -- work together.
The firing rate of a single dorsolateral striatum neuron in a rat (top), in the moments just before making a decision to pick the left or right hole, closely matches the trial-varying action value for left (bottom; the expected benefit of picking left...
Neurons in the dorsolateral, dorsomedial and ventral striatum were activated during different phases of the task. The vertical axes are numbered neurons, and the activity of each neuron is indicated by the yellow and red colors. The most neurons in the...
Solar panels installed on OIST faculty housing generate electricity that is shared automatically between the buildings through a direct-current micro-grid.
Symposium participants saw how OIST can monitor the micro-grid generating, using and redistributing solar power in real time.
Symposium participants learned about the Open Energy System installed at OIST faculty housing, in which energy servers at each home talk directly to one other to distribute solar energy between the 19 buildings.
OIST President Jonathan Dorfan welcomes participants to the Second International Symposium on Open Energy Systems.
The four resulting shapes generated by the research were made by variations in factors such as the speed of impact, temperature of the fluids, and the density of the liquid bath the particles were dropped in.
Here you can see the method by which the wax particles were generated and examined by researchers.
Photo by Michael Man