30 Oct 2019 - 09:39
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a widespread condition with complex underlying causes. A stimulant drug called methylphenidate is a common ADHD treatment that impacts the brain’s...
Type: News Article
30 Oct 2019 - 09:27
Professor Jeff Wickens and technician Kavinda Liyanagama study data from experiments looking at dopamine release in rat brains.
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1 Apr 2019 - 15:19
On March 28, 2019 the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) announced that a team led by Prof. Jeff Wickens, head of the Neurobiology Research Unit at Okinawa...
Type: News Article
28 Mar 2019 - 15:29
Professor Jeff Wickens and postdoctoral researcher Julie Chouinard, are both in the Neurobiology Research Unit at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology...
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10 May 2018 - 14:45
Changing our behavior based on unexpected cues from our environment is an essential part of survival.  The ability to drop what you’re doing when circumstances demand it could mean the...
Type: News Article
24 Jun 2015 - 09:38
Behavioral flexibility – the ability to change strategy when the rules change – is controlled by specific neurons in the brain, Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate...
Type: Press release
Sho Aoki
23 Jun 2015 - 16:12
Dr. Sho Aoki, a post-doctoral researcher in OIST’s Neurobiology Research Unit.
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25 Jun 2014 - 15:10
Combining physics and neurobiology to tackle Parkinson’s Disease is research “I would never have been able to do outside of OIST,” says Professor Keshav Dani.  The Okinawa Institute of Science...
Type: News Article
25 Jun 2014 - 09:02
Diagram of liposome encapsulating dopamine that is tethered to a gold nanoparticle.  The liposome is then activated with the laser, which releases the dopamine.  Diagram courtesy Scientific...
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25 Jun 2014 - 08:48
OIST researchers involved in this research: (from left) Dr. Peter Hale, Prof. Keshav Dani, Dr. Takashi Nakano, Prof. Jeff Wickens, and Bala Murali Krishna Mariserla
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12 May 2014 - 17:54
A new paper published by OIST’s Neurobiology Research Unit identifies some of the neurons responsible for behavioral decisions in rats.  Using a...
Type: News Article
12 May 2014 - 17:36
Wickens and his research group. In this photo taken in 2011, Dr. Luca Aquili, the first author of the paper, is seen at the far back leaning against a column.
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