Neural Computation Unit (Kenji Doya)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
30 Oct 2018 - 14:14
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...
31 Jul 2018 - 16:23
Prof Doya was awarded the Donald O. Hebb award by the International Neural Network Society
31 Jul 2018 - 16:21
Prof. Doya receives the Donald O. Hebb award for outstanding achievements in biological learning.