21 Oct 2019
Cognitive scientists are modeling the innerworkings of the human brain using computer simulations, but many current models tend to be inaccurate. Researchers in the...
Type: News Article
8 Aug 2018
There are no crystal balls in science. For researchers, making predictions about the outcome of an experiment requires close observation of available data. But in neurobiology, making accurate...
Type: News Article
1 Jun 2018
Just a little longer. It’s a common experience: hanging on in the hopes that our patience will pay off in the end. From waiting from a restaurant seat to queuing at a theme park, we’re all able to...
Type: Press release
14 Mar 2018
The process we call learning is in fact a well-orchestrated symphony of thousands of molecular reactions, but the exact interplay between these reactions remains largely unknown. Now, researchers at...
Type: News Article
24 Mar 2017
Unlike experimental neuroscientists who deal with real-life neurons, computational neuroscientists use model simulations to investigate how the brain functions. While many computational...
Type: News Article
17 Oct 2016
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have embarked on a joint research project to facilitate more human-like learning processes in...
Type: News Article
26 Jul 2016
Our eyes are constantly moving, whether we notice or not. They jump from one focus point to another and even when we seem to be focused on one point, the eyes continue to reflexively move. These...
Type: News Article
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...
Type: News Article
27 Feb 2015
A key part of the brain involved with decision making, the striatum, appears to operate hierarchically – much like a traditional corporation with executives, middle managers and employees, according...
Type: News Article
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
3 Jul 2014
The human brain is the most complex computer in existence.  Understanding how it works has been a scientific endeavor for centuries.  However, technology has only recently advanced to the...
Type: News Article
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