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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16 Apr 2018
Tomohiko Yoshizawa (left) and Kenji Doya (right) from OIST’s Neural Computation Unit stand on the skywalk at OIST.
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16 Apr 2018
A microscopic image of the striatum, showing the mosaic-like organization of the striosome and the matrix.
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16 Apr 2018
A pleasant surprise or a nasty shock is likely to be a memorable experience. For instance, if you touch a hot oven, you very quickly learn not to do it again. Learning by trial-and-error, which can...
Type: News Article
17 Oct 2016
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have embarked on a joint research project to facilitate more human-like learning processes in...
Type: News Article
17 Oct 2016
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20 Sep 2016
Suppose you woke up in your bedroom with the lights off and wanted to get out. While heading toward the door with your arms out, you would predict the distance to the door based on your memory of...
Type: Press release
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