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...
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30 Oct 2018
Dr. Tomoki Tokuda (left) and Prof. Kenji Doya (right), the OIST scientists involved in this study.
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30 Oct 2018
The study for the first time has identified three distinct sub-types of depression. D1: This sub-type is characterized by high functional connectivity of the brain and a history of childhood trauma...
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31 Jul 2018
Prof Doya was awarded the Donald O. Hebb award by the International Neural Network Society
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31 Jul 2018
Prof. Doya receives the Donald O. Hebb award for outstanding achievements in biological learning.
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1 Jun 2018
Figure 1: With a 25% probability of reward, the nose-poke time in no-food trials did not change even if serotonin neurons were activated (left). But with a 75% reward probability, the nose-poke time...
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1 Jun 2018
Just a little longer. It’s a common experience: hanging on in the hopes that our patience will pay off in the end. From waiting from a restaurant seat to queuing at a theme park, we’re all able to...
Type: Press release
1 Jun 2018
Dr Kayoko Miyazaki (left) and Dr Katsuhiko Miyazaki (right)
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1 Jun 2018
Figure 2: In a test where food rewards were always delivered after 6 seconds, serotonin’s effect of extending nose-poke time was small (left). But in tests where food goes was delivered after two,...
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16 Apr 2018
The endoscopic imaging technique was applied to the striatum in order to record activities of striosomal neurons (left). An image observed by the endoscopic microscope (center). Reward-predictive...
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16 Apr 2018
The researchers used a special endoscopic microscope, developed by a spin-off company from Stanford University, to record the activity of neurons in the striosome at the tip of its lens, which is...
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