1 Aug 2012 - 06:00
The ability to forego immediate gratification for the sake of an eventual reward is critical for humans; without it, we easily fall prey to problems like addiction, aggression, and poor performance...
Type: Press release
Serotonin experiment illustration
30 Jul 2012 - 14:33
Researchers implanted a microdialysis probe into a part of the brain called the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN), then tested rats’ performance on a waiting test before and after a serotonin-suppressing...
Type: Photo
28 Jun 2012 - 15:31
In a university so new that it was only officially inaugurated last year, finding a program that’s already in its ninth year is rare. One such program is the Okinawa Computational Neuroscience...
Type: News Article
28 Jun 2012 - 15:20
Type: Photo
11 Apr 2012 - 16:51
Prof. Hidetoshi Saze (left) and Prof. Kenji Doya The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture,...
Type: News Article
27 Dec 2011 - 16:00
The objectives of OIST are to conduct world-class research and education in science and technology, while contributing to the self-sustaining development of Okinawa. At the same time, OIST wants the...
Type: Event Report
18 Oct 2011 - 08:00
If you were selected to swim 2.4 miles (3.9kms), cycle 112 miles (180kms), and run 26.2 miles (42.2kms) altogether, would you be ready for the challenge? Well, Dr. Kenji Doya, Principal Investigator...
Type: News Article
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
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