22 Aug 2014 - 01:17
Lining up in a long queue for a popular restaurant or waiting for the arrival of a date requires a great deal of patience. Our lives are full of decisions involving patience, yet it needs to be...
Type: Press release
25 Jun 2014 - 15:10
Combining physics and neurobiology to tackle Parkinson’s Disease is research “I would never have been able to do outside of OIST,” says Professor Keshav Dani.  The Okinawa Institute of Science...
Type: News Article
12 May 2014 - 17:54
A new paper published by OIST’s Neurobiology Research Unit identifies some of the neurons responsible for behavioral decisions in rats.  Using a...
Type: News Article
29 Aug 2013 - 18:56
When an electrical impulse is transmitted between neurons in the brain to transfer information, a variety of molecules are involved in maintaining the signal transmission. Zacharie Taoufiq and...
Type: News Article
10 May 2013 - 05:53
In a recent paper published in Current Biology, Professor Ichiro Maruyama, head of the...
Type: News Article
12 Apr 2013 - 13:43
The old saying is “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” but sometimes, especially in science, it’s worth reviewing old methodologies to see they’re keeping up with the rapidly advancing technological...
Type: News Article
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
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