30 Jul 2019
Scientific discoveries are exciting, but scientists must also develop new approaches to make such discoveries possible. Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate...
Type: News Article
25 Jul 2019
Professor Bernd Kuhn and Dr. Christopher Roome, who wrote a primer and book chapter on their voltage imaging approach.
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25 Jul 2019
Looking down a microscope, researchers place a probe beside the cell membrane of a Purkinje neuron and inject fluorescent dye. Once correctly in place, the dye molecules provide insight on the brain...
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25 Jul 2019
This single Purkinje neuron has been stained using Kuhn’s voltage imaging approach, allowing scientists to visualize its activity.
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28 Aug 2018
Our brain cells control every aspect of our lives – from the movements we make to the memories we form. But capturing the activity of neurons in the form of electric impulses isn’t easy. Information...
Type: News Article
28 Aug 2018
Dr. Christopher Roome (left) and Prof. Bernd Kuhn (right) from the Optical Neuroimaging Unit at OIST.
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28 Aug 2018
Spatially and temporally resolved map of a Purkinje neuron dendrite. Every red hotspot indicates an input to the dendrite. The red lines indicate activation of the full dendritic tree.
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28 Aug 2018
A single Purkinje neuron was filled with ANNINE dye through a pipette at the cell body (top). A typical neuron has a cell body with many tree-shaped processes called dendrites, and a long cable-like...
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8 Dec 2017
OIST professors Izumi Fukunaga and Bernd Kuhn are among the scientists who have supported the Science Bridge project.
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Mice are eager to find the virtual sound source to get the sugar water reward. When the mice get closer to the goal, they increase licking in expectation of the sugar water reward. They increased licking when the sound is on but also when the sound is omitted. This result suggests that mice estimate the goal distance by taking their own movement into account.
20 Sep 2016
In a collaboration of the Neural Computation Unit and the Optical Neuroimaging Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Dr. Akihiro Funamizu, Prof. Bernd...
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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
Twelve speakers are placed around the mouse. The speakers generate sound based on the movement of the mouse running on the spherical treadmill (left). When the mouse reaches the virtual sound source it will get a droplet of sugar water as a reward.
20 Sep 2016
The research team of Dr. Akihiro Funamizu, Prof. Bernd Kuhn, and Prof. Kenji Doya from OIST built a virtual reality system in which a mouse can be made to believe it was walking around freely,...
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