7 Mar 2019
Your perception of smell, whether you realize it or not, is ever-changing as a result of the brain’s constant tuning efforts. From this moment to the next, your brain is analyzing scents differently...
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7 Mar 2019
(Left to right) Prof. Izumi Fukunaga and OIST PhD student Anzhelika Koldaeva published a study on how rapid change in task demands affect sensory processing in the brain.
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7 Mar 2019
A side view of the olfactory system in a mouse brain. The green structure is the olfactory bulb, the first stage of processing for olfactory information. As the arrows illustrate, brain activity in...
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7 Mar 2019
The illustration depicts a whirlwind of odor molecules portrayed as dots entering the olfactory area. The olfactory area is the first smell center in the brain, located above the nose.
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8 Feb 2018
Researchers perform experiments in boxes like this one, which contains tubes to transport odors.
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8 Feb 2018
This printed drawing of a nose decorates a white board in the Sensory and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit, which studies olfaction.
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8 Feb 2018
To understand Izumi Fukunaga’s work, it helps to appreciate a glass of red wine with cheese. Imagine the way a certain vintage is offset by a blue cheese versus a camembert, for instance. This, more...
Type: News Article
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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9 Nov 2016
OIST is proud to announce that five new faculty members have joined the university. Prof. Yasha Neiman, Prof. Izumi Fukunaga, Prof. Yejun Feng, Prof. Thomas Bourguignon and Prof. Marylka...
Type: News Article
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