29 Jan 2013 - 10:00
One of the major frontiers of modern science is a comprehensive understanding of the human brain and its functions to guide the development of new technologies in information and communication. In a...
Type: Press release
8 Nov 2012 - 09:06
In a paper published in the November 7 issue of Neuron, Professor Tomoyuki Takahashi and Dr. Tetsuya Hori,...
Type: News Article
9 Aug 2012 - 07:14
Purkinje cells are large neurons in the cerebellum, the part of the brain responsible for motor coordination. This 3D reconstruction shows Purkinje cells in a living mouse that were labeled with a...
Type: Video
1 Aug 2012 - 06:00
The ability to forego immediate gratification for the sake of an eventual reward is critical for humans; without it, we easily fall prey to problems like addiction, aggression, and poor performance...
Type: Press release
14 Jul 2012 - 05:49
In the brain, cortical neurons fire in response to stimuli from the body, and thalamic neurons provide feedback that regulates the cortical neurons' firing―and thus helps keep the brain functioning...
Type: Video
28 Jun 2012 - 15:31
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
10 May 2012 - 01:01
After a neuron fires an electrical impulse, this impulse needs to be chemically transmitted to another neuron to propagate into the neuronal circuit; otherwise communication would grind to a halt. In...
Type: Press release
28 Mar 2012 - 18:46
Jeff Wickens The Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) announced Monday that a team that includes...
Type: Event Report
17 Feb 2012 - 13:11
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
28 Jul 2011 - 00:00
The Developmental Neurobiology Course 2011 brought lecturers and students from around the world to the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology for a two-week intensive introduction to this...
Type: Video
29 Jun 2011 - 12:35
Type: News Article
29 Jun 2011 - 00:00
No matter how quickly the delivery truck driver gets a cake to your doorstep, you can't eat it until someone -- maybe your butler - opens the door, brings it to the kitchen, and opens the box....
Type: Video
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