A depiction of the location of the parietal cortex in a mouse brain can be seen on the left. On the right, neurons in the parietal cortex are imaged using two-photon microscopy.
20 Sep 2016
Dr. Akihiro Funamizu, Prof. Bernd Kuhn, and Prof. Kenji Doya analyzed brain activity in the parietal cortex of mice as they approached a target under interrupted sensory inputs....
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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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16 Sep 2016
Prof. Bernd Kuhn, Dr. Akihiro Funamizu and Prof. Kenji Doya post in front of lab equipment.
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1 Sep 2014
The brain is a complicated network of small units called neurons, all working to carry information from the outside world, create an internal model, and generate a response. Neurons sense a signal...
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Stimulating a Depolarized TC Neuron
1 Sep 2014
This figure shows how glutamate stimulation lifts the TC Neuron’s membrane potential so that more action potentials are generated. The graph at left shows action potentials when Dr. Augustinaite...
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Stimulating a TC Neuron
1 Sep 2014
This figure shows how the NMDA spike/plateau grows with stronger glutamate stimulation. Colors indicate the strength of the stimulation, yellow being the strongest and most glutamate.
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Dr. Bernd Kuhn & Dr. Sigita Augustinaite
1 Sep 2014
Dr. Bernd Kuhn, left, and Dr. Sigita Augustinaite, right, stand in Dr. Kuhn’s office in the Optical Neuroimaging Unit at OIST.
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TC Neuron
1 Sep 2014
A thalamocortical, or TC neuron labeled with fluorescent dye, as used in Dr. Augustinaite’s study. The image shows a voltage recording device, at bottom left, entering the yellow cell body, and a...
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12 Apr 2013
The old saying is “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” but sometimes, especially in science, it’s worth reviewing old methodologies to see they’re keeping up with the rapidly advancing technological...
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Shiwei Huang and Marylka Yoe Uusisaari
12 Apr 2013
Shiwei Huang (right) is a member of the Computational Neuroscience Unit and Marylka Yoe Uusisaari (left) is a part of the the Optical Neuroimaging Unit.  
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Fluorescing Neurons
12 Apr 2013
This image combines the warm dissection method demonstrated by Shiwei Huang and Marylka Yoe Uusisaari in a paper in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience and commonly used opto-genetic...
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Warm or Cold?
12 Apr 2013
Brain slices of older tissues prepared with ice-cold (blue) and warm (red) preparation methods, as demonstrated by Shiwei Huang and Marylka Yoe Uusisaari in a paper in Frontiers in...
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