3 Jul 2014
On the left you can see dendrites with different numbers of spines and visually watch how the molecules inside spread out, or diffuse, differently when there are more spines.   On the right, you...
Type: Video
3 Jul 2014
In the upper left box you can see all parts of the neuron in this model, the external structure and internal compartment (ER) that holds calcium (yellow), and the proteins involved in opening the...
Type: Video
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
29 Oct 2013
Neurons in the brain communicate with each other both chemically and electrically: chemical communication can lead to strengthening or weakening of connections between neurons, and electrical...
Type: News Article
8 Aug 2013
By exploiting the full computational power of the Japanese supercomputer “K”, researchers from OIST, RIKEN and Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany have succeeded in simulating a network consisting of...
Type: News Article
8 Aug 2012
When you get a new pair of glasses, take up a musical instrument, or play a new sport, it feels awkward at first, but your muscles and brain soon adapt to integrate the new tools and movements...
Type: News Article
28 Jun 2012
In a university so new that it was only officially inaugurated last year, finding a program that’s already in its ninth year is rare. One such program is the Okinawa Computational Neuroscience...
Type: News Article
17 Apr 2012
Watch the video. Prof....
Type: News Article
17 Feb 2012
There are more than 200 researchers at OIST coming from approximately 30 countries.  The OIST “scientific passport” podcasts highlight the interesting backgrounds and fascinating research that...
Type: Event Report
6 Feb 2012
Sungho Hong...
Type: News Article
30 Sep 2011
Watch the movie. by Micheal E. Cooper...
Type: News Article
24 Sep 2011
OIST researcher Hermina Nedelescu combines genetics, microscopy and computational anatomy to unravel the dense neuronal forest of Purkinje cells in the adult cerebellum. Purkinje cells are large...
Type: Video
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