Dr. Takuya Hikima receives JPS Award for Outstanding Papers Dr. Takuya Hikima of the Brain Mechanism for Behaviour Unit received a JPS Award for Outstanding Papers for his paper published in Journal of Physiological Sciences. Dr. Hikima, formerly at Tohoku University, joined OIST in April 2009. The award ceremony took place during the 87th Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan in May. Paper by Dr. Hikima et al. Date: 09 June 2010 Category: Research Update Specialties Neuroscience For press enquiries, please contact email@example.com Share on: Related News Research Update Studying Behavior Using Light to Control Neurons Using a technique to manipulate neuronal cell behavior, the Neurobiology Research Unit was able to show a behavior was dictated by a specific group of neurons. Research Update To See or Not to See OIST researcher Sigita Augustinaite suggests a mechanism for how dendritic potentials in thalamocortical neurons allow visual signals to pass from retina to cortex. Research Update The Song of Silence Neurons in zebra finch brains operate as a barcode reader to detect songs of the same species during learning Research Update OIST Professors Awarded HFSP Grant A team including two OIST professors has won a prestigious and highly competitive Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) grant. Research Update Wait For It: Serotonin and Confidence at the Root of Patience in New Study Serotonin keeps mice hanging on if they are sure of getting rewards, but not sure when.