2 May 2011 - 00:00
The calyx of Held is one of the biggest nerve terminals in the central nervous system (named by Hans Held in 1893 because of its flower petal like shape). The unique structure of this synapse makes...
Type: Video
13 Mar 2011 - 00:00
In the brain, cells called neurons use ions (electrical charges) and chemicals called neurotransmitters to communicate with one another. Other cells called glia support the neurons in many ways. In...
Type: Video
3 Feb 2011 - 00:00
Dr. Jeff Wickens, who leads the OIST Neurobiology Research Unit, is a member of an international group that has been awarded the 2011 Paxinos-Watson Prize.  The Australian Neuroscience Society...
Type: News Article
20 Jan 2011 - 17:00
New study identifies a neural structure for self-other distinction in the motor domain Okinawa, Japan, January 21, 2011 — A new study on social cognition conducted by Masaki Isoda at the...
Type: Press release
12 Jan 2011 - 07:32
  Brain mechanism for regulation of patience — Activation of dorsal raphe serotonin neurons facilitates waiting behavior for delayed rewards —   Okinawa, Japan, January 12,...
Type: Press release
19 Jun 2010 - 07:53
Dr. Takayuki Yamashita, Group Leader of the Cellular and Molecular Synaptic Function Unit of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Dr. Tomoyuki Takahashi, Principal Investigator of...
Type: Press release
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