9 Sep 2022 - 14:00
Highlights Researchers have found that a well-known gene, Tob, plays an important role in reducing depression, fear, and anxiety. This conclusion was drawn after several different experiments...
Type: Press release
26 Jul 2022 - 19:28
Dr. Katsuhiko Miyazaki and Dr. Kayoko Miyazaki This image appeared in the news article: ...
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26 Jul 2022 - 19:24
Serotonin, sometimes described as the "happy hormone," is secreted widely in the brain and is involved in a range of vital functions like breathing and sleeping, as well as emotions and cognition....
Type: News Article
18 Dec 2020 - 19:00
Scientists in Japan’s brain science project have used machine intelligence to improve the accuracy and reliability of a powerful brain-mapping technique, a new study reports. Their development,...
Type: Press release
15 Dec 2020 - 10:58
(Left) MRI scanners, like the one pictured at RIKEN Center for Brain Science, can be used to non-invasively map the brain by analyzing the diffusion of water molecules. (Right) The diffusion MRI...
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15 Dec 2020 - 10:52
(Top left) The image shows all the estimated fibers in the whole brain of a marmoset using a diffusion MRI-based fiber tracking algorithm with generic set of optimized parameters. (Top right) The...
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15 Dec 2020 - 10:46
The green represents nerve fibers detected by injecting a fluorescent tracer at a single point. The red represents nerve fibers detected using a diffusion MRI-based fiber tracking algorithm. Only the...
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27 Nov 2020 - 14:00
We’ve all been there. Whether we’re waiting for a bus that is stuck in traffic, or eagerly anticipating the release of a new book, film or album, there are times when we need to be patient. Learning...
Type: Press release
25 Nov 2020 - 00:03
The scientists studied the effect of stimulating serotonin-releasing neurons (black arrows) in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) and nucleus accumbens (NAc) on...
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25 Nov 2020 - 00:00
Serotonin-releasing neurons (green arrows) from the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN) penetrate many other areas of the brain, including the nucleus accumbens (NAc), orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) and medial...
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30 Oct 2018 - 14:33
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
30 Oct 2018 - 14:23
Dr. Tomoki Tokuda (left) and Prof. Kenji Doya (right), the OIST scientists involved in this study.
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