18 Sep 2020
Every day, we make hundreds of decisions. While most are small and inconsequential, like choosing what to eat or wear, others are more complex and involve weighing up potential costs and benefits,...
Type: Press release
21 Aug 2020
It’s probably quite easy to relate to. You’re in a lecture or meeting, avidly taking notes and engaged in the topic. You’re alert and aware of what’s being discussed, keen to absorb as much as you...
Type: Press release
11 Aug 2020
Our memories are central to our identity. In many ways, they are the recording of our life. The ability to remember events, conversations, people, and facts forms a key part in how we respond to the...
Type: News Article
24 Jun 2020
Up until 40,000 years ago, we were not the only humans to exist. Neanderthals roamed across the steppes of Europe. Denisovans occupied Asia. There were ‘hobbits’ in Indonesia and at least three other...
Type: News Article
8 May 2020
Neurons, the electrical wiring in our bodies that allows us to move, think and sense our surroundings, are specially adapted for rapid communication, highlighted by their unusual, elongated shape....
Type: News Article
3 Feb 2020
Neuroscience, the study of the brain, and ethology, the study of animal behavior, constitute the blossoming, interdisciplinary field of neuroethology.  “When scientists examine the brain, we...
Type: News Article
25 Dec 2019
Researchers in the Cellular and Molecular Synaptic Function Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (...
Type: News Article
1 Apr 2019
On March 28, 2019 the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) announced that a team led by Prof. Jeff Wickens, head of the Neurobiology Research Unit at Okinawa...
Type: News Article
7 Mar 2019
Your perception of smell, whether you realize it or not, is ever-changing as a result of the brain’s constant tuning efforts. From this moment to the next, your brain is analyzing scents differently...
Type: News Article
5 Mar 2019
It’s the small pieces that make the big picture, and in this case, the pieces can’t be seen by the naked eye. New research at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST...
Type: Press release
18 Feb 2019
The tell-tale tremors of Parkinson’s disease emerge from abnormal activity in a brain region crucial for voluntary movement. Using a mouse model of the disease, researchers at the Okinawa Institute...
Type: News Article
30 Oct 2018
According to the World Health Organization, nearly 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression and these rates are on the rise. Yet, doctors and scientists have a poor understanding of what...
Type: News Article
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