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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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...
Type: News Article
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...
Type: News Article
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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